The legal requirement to present a COVID passport to enter certain venues and events in Wales has now been lifted. „The COVID International Passport will continue to be an integral part of arrangements for safer international travel. Travelers should check the entry requirements of the respective countries, including the different requirements for children. The Prime Minister announces a phased approach to relax Alert Level 2 measures. From January 15, up to 500 people will be able to attend an outdoor event. If conditions permit, all outdoor activities will be moved to alert level 0 from 21 January and all indoor activities and premises to alert level 0 from 28 January. Self-isolation rules for people who test positive for COVID and wear masks in most indoor public spaces will remain in place after June 28. January in force. The 3-week review cycle will be reintroduced from 10 February, when the Welsh Government will review all remaining measures. In the recent review of coronavirus restrictions, the First Minister confirms that there will be no significant changes to the rules in Wales. He urges people to continue to take precautions to protect themselves and others, pointing to the rise in coronavirus cases in Wales.
The Chief Medical Officer of Health`s advice on this latest review of restrictions can be found here. The Regulation will be reviewed on 16 September 2021. Wales` chief medical officer said that despite rising coronavirus cases and easing restrictions in Wales, clinically extremely vulnerable people are not advised to protect themselves at this time. „Advising clinically extremely vulnerable people to follow screening measures was suspended on 1 April 2021 and since then people on the screening patient list have been advised to follow the same rules as other citizens of Wales, but to take special precautions to minimise their risk of exposure. There will be a few exceptions where patients have been specifically advised by their own doctor to protect themselves. This is advice they probably should have followed regardless of the pandemic, they should continue to follow this personal advice when their doctor asks them to do so. A copy of the letter sent to those on the shielding patient list can be found here. In order to prevent the spread of the new variant of Omicron, the Minister of Health agreed only from 30. In November 2021, all fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Wales, including those under the age of 18, will be required to self-isolate and have a PCR test before or on the second day. „We are looking at whether we will also need a PCR test on the eighth day.” Once a person has received a negative test result, they can come out of isolation. The requirement for unvaccinated travellers returning from non-Red List countries to take a PCR test on the second and eighth days and to self-isolate for 10 days remains unchanged. Similar rules apply in all regions of the UK.
The Minister reiterates that the Welsh Government continues to advise against all but essential international travel. The UK government announces changes to the rules for international travel to England from 4 October 2021. Fully vaccinated travellers from non-Red List countries can replace PCR tests for Day 2 with cheaper lateral flow tests and no longer need to be tested before departure. Eight destinations have been removed from the red list, including Turkey and Pakistan. The Welsh Minister for Health confirms that she has accepted the changes to the Red List (from 22 September) and that the Welsh Government will consider the proposed changes to testing requirements: „Given that Wales shares an open border with England and that most travellers arriving in Wales enter through ports outside Wales, it is not effective to have separate border-related health regulations for Wales. (…) We will carefully consider the UK government`s proposed changes to border health measures, including abolishing pre-departure testing and introducing lateral flow testing instead of PCR testing on the second day people return to the UK. Our reasoning will be supported by strong evidence and we will continue to focus on reducing public health risks in Wales. Coronavirus (COVID-19) can make anyone seriously ill. But for some people, the risk is higher. Article by Lucy Morgan, Philippa Watkins and Rebekah James, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament Children and adolescents who are not feeling well and have high temperatures should stay home. They should avoid contact with others whenever possible.
They can return to their attitude when they no longer have high temperatures and are healthy enough to participate. The Minister for Education and the Welsh Language is changing the advice for secondary and college learners under the age of 18 who have a household member who has tested positive for COVID-19. As of October 11, 2021, in addition to PCR tests on days 2 and 8, it is recommended to perform a lateral flow test every day for seven days a day. In addition, on the recommendation of its Testing Advisory Group, the Welsh Government will no longer recommend that children under 5 years of age undergo a COVID-19 test without symptoms. It is also announced that, subject to a risk assessment, vaccinated staff in special education facilities identified as resource persons, households, or other institutions will be required to undergo a negative PCR test prior to work and then undergo daily lateral flow tests. After being in the hospital or doing less than normal for a long time, your muscles will be much weaker and you will definitely be less fit than you were. These may require separate treatment in addition to your COVID treatment. Your responsibilities as an employer, appropriate measures, business support The final terms of reference for the UK COVID-19 survey are published and the survey officially begins its work.
First Minister Mark Drakeford said: „I am pleased that the mandate now ensures that the inquiry will cover the actions taken in Wales and the interrelationship between decisions taken across the UK.” Following the recent review of the coronavirus regulations, the First Minister announces that Wales will remain at alert level zero. He said: „We will do everything in our power to keep Wales open and Wales safe. This means that the option to extend the use of the Covid passport in the hospitality sector this winter will be maintained as cases and pressure from the NHS increase. The Welsh Government publishes its long-term plan for the transition from „pandemic to endemic disease”. The plan sets out how Wales` response to coronavirus will change under two key planning scenarios: `Covid Stable` and `Covid Urgent`. Stable Covid should be the most likely scenario. For any remaining new symptoms, contact your GP team. The Welsh Government is releasing its Winter Plan for Health and Social Care 2021 to 2022, which sets out how it intends to meet health and care needs during the winter months. Additional funding of £42 million for social protection was also announced. The winter plan rubs shoulders with other documents, including the coronavirus control plan, which sets out the Welsh Government`s broader response to the pandemic. What happens if they arrive and don`t wear PPE? Unless notified or suspected that a patient may be showing symptoms of coronavirus, our emergency team may not wear PPE upon arrival.
Our employees will always follow normal good hygiene practices, whether the PPE is appropriate or not. For most people who have had COVID infection and are severe enough to require hospital treatment, we would expect experience with other similar bacterial and viral infections in the region: The Minister of Health confirms that people with symptoms of COVID-19 will be admitted by March 31. July 2022 will continue to have access to free lateral flow testing. This follows a rise in COVID-19 cases in the UK. The provisions set out in the joint statement continue to apply to people during the current surge in COVID-19 cases. As you recover from COVID, you may experience symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath, or changes in your mood and thinking. These symptoms often occur after a serious illness, especially if you have been treated in the hospital. You may find that these symptoms interfere with your ability to perform daily activities, such as washing and dressing and doing chores around the house. Activities that are usually easy may seem like hard work, and you may feel like you have less energy than usual. The Welsh Government is providing an additional £551 million for health and social services in Wales.
This includes £411 million for ongoing costs to deal with the pandemic until April 2022 and £140 million for recovery and management of wait times. Following the recent review of coronavirus restrictions, the First Minister announces that Wales will remain at zero alert level for the next three weeks.