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People in Wales will be able to use a website to show they've had a jab within days

However, it won't be an app as it is in England, nor will it be available in Welsh People in Wales will be able to prove they have had a vaccine via a website "within days". People in England can get a digital version showing their vaccination status via their NHS Covid Pass on the NHS app.

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People in Wales will be able to use a website to show they've had a jab within days

What happens to Wales' Covid vaccination centres after everyone has a first or second dose jab

The Welsh Government are awaiting some important advice on the vaccination program It is likely that once everyone in Wales has received two doses of the Covid jab that Wales' vaccination centres will start an "autumn booster campaign". Speaking to WalesOnline at the Welsh Government press conference today First Minister Mark Drakeford said he had just received the plans from Welsh health boards on how an autumn roll-out of the jabs would be carried out.

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What happens to Wales' Covid vaccination centres after everyone has a first or second dose jab

Planning protection for M4 relief road route scrapped after 25 years

It now seems even less likely that the issue will ever be revisited by Welsh Labour Planning protection for the proposed M4 relief road route has been scrapped after 25 years. The TR111 route corridor protection for the relief road, which protects areas where new roads are being proposed from any other developments, has been removed by deputy minister for climate change Lee Waters.

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Planning protection for M4 relief road route scrapped after 25 years

Lockdown rule changes in England and Wales on Monday, June 21

The next phase of lockdown easing will not go ahead today in Wales and England due to concerns over the Delta variant The next phase of lockdown easing will not go ahead today (Monday, June 21) in Wales and England after a sudden rise in coronavirus cases.

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Lockdown rule changes in England and Wales on Monday, June 21

Should people who have had both vaccine jabs be given more freedoms?

By Matt Warner Digital Reporter SHOULD people who have had two doses of vaccine in Wales be given more freedoms? Addressing this question at the Welsh Government press briefing earlier on Friday, Mr Drakeford said it is "important to remember that even two doses do not give you 100 per cent protection".

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Should people who have had both vaccine jabs be given more freedoms?

Is it ethical to vaccinate children to protect adults against coronavirus?

By Matt Warner Digital Reporter WHETHER children should be vaccinated against covid raises “really serious issues” . Mark Drakeford told a press conference that health boards across Wales were putting forward plans on how a booster campaign could be run this autumn, as well as how children aged over 12 could be vaccinated.

denbighshirefreepress.co.uk ,  4d 0
Is it ethical to vaccinate children to protect adults against coronavirus?

Is it time to relax rule saying children must wear face coverings in Wales' secondary schools?

By Matt Warner Digital Reporter SHOULD pupils still have to wear face coverings in secondary school? That is the question the Welsh Government will be considering in the coming weeks. “There will be no immediate change to our current position but we will work with schools, local authorities and the teaching unions to find ways for the future which mean that face coverings do not have to be worn in every classroom, every day,” said Mr Drakeford at Friday's Welsh Government coronavirus update.

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Is it time to relax rule saying children must wear face coverings in Wales' secondary schools?

Welsh First Minister REFUSES to commit to easing all Covid rules after July 15 as he warns another lockdown is not 'completely inconceivable'

First Minister warned that another lockdown was not 'completely inconceivable' Drakeford stressed delay to easing restrictions cannot be extended indefinitely He said the four-week pause would allow Wales to get 'a sufficiently good handle' . He warned that another lockdown was not 'completely inconceivable', although he stressed that it is 'highly unlikely'.

dailymail.co.uk ,  4d 0
Welsh First Minister REFUSES to commit to easing all Covid rules after July 15 as he warns another lockdown is not 'completely inconceivable'

Mark Drakeford 'repeats' advice on travel to and from English Covid hotspots

The First Minister's comments came as cases rose across Wales with a 'third wave' warning The First Minister has urged people to "minimise" travel from or enter English Covid "hotspots". That includes the parts of Cheshire beyond the North Wales border, where residents have been asked not to leave following a rise in Covid-19 cases.

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Mark Drakeford 'repeats' advice on travel to and from English Covid hotspots

Drakeford warns Covid third wave 'unavoidable' as Delta variant takes hold

Mark Drakeford warns Covid third wave is 'unavoidable' Addressing journalists and the country at his media briefing today, the first minister Mark Drakeford gave a grim warning that the Delta variant of Covid-19 is spreading rapidly. With numbers rising in every local authority area in Wales, Mr Drakeford said he could not rule out a return to lockdown restrictions.

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Drakeford warns Covid third wave 'unavoidable' as Delta variant takes hold

Mark Drakeford says Wales is at the start of a 'third wave' of the pandemic as cases rise

The region is two to three weeks behind England, the First Minister said The UK is in the grip of a third wave of Covid-19, the First Minister, said today as cases continue to rise. Wales is "two to three weeks" behind England, Mark Drakeford said, with the more transmissible Delta variant driving the increase.

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Mark Drakeford says Wales is at the start of a 'third wave' of the pandemic as cases rise

Weddings can take place indoors - and the other changes as lockdown easing in Wales is paused

WEDDINGS can take place indoors in regulated premises like hotels in Wales - with maximum numbers allowed subject to social distancing. Many people made the difficult decision to postpone their special day due to the pandemic. The changes to weddings is one of several technical amendments being made to the regulations in Wales to make them easier for people to understand while any major easing of lockdown is on pause for the next four weeks.

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Weddings can take place indoors - and the other changes as lockdown easing in Wales is paused

Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Friday, June 18

On Friday First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed that Wales is delaying the phasing of alert level one restrictions as a result of the spike in Delta cases Wales has recorded more than 160 positive cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours as concerns grow over the Delta variant. Latest Public Health Wales (PHW) figures published on Friday, June 18, recorded 163 new positive cases to bring the overall number since the pandemic began to 214,545.

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Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Friday, June 18

Will Wales need to go back into lockdown?

That was the question put to First Minister Mark Drakeford at Friday's coronavirus update briefing where he said the Delta variant was now the dominant form in Wales and that it is inevitable that cases will continue to rise. Scientific advisers in Wales believe that the UK is at the “pre-peak stage of a third wave”.

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Will Wales need to go back into lockdown?

Covid: UK at ‘pre-peak stage of third wave’, warn scientific advisers

‘We are, once again, facing a serious public health situation,’ says Wales first minister UK Covid-19 vaccinations: Latest figures Scientific advisers in Wales believe the UK is at the “pre-peak stage of a third wave”, first minister Mark Drakeford has warned.

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Covid: UK at ‘pre-peak stage of third wave’, warn scientific advisers

Wales pauses lockdown lifting as third wave has begun

“In just a few weeks, the Delta variant has entered Wales and spread quickly throughout the country,” The Welsh Government will pause further easing of coronavirus restrictions for four weeks to allow for more people to be vaccinated, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said. Mr Drakeford said this would help Wales, which has the lowest Covid-19 rates in the UK, “manage the impact of this new wave of infections”.

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Wales pauses lockdown lifting as third wave has begun

Another lockdown in Wales unlikely but not impossible, says Drakeford

The First Minister has delayed the further easing of restrictions for four weeks amid a surge in cases of the Delta Covid variant. Another lockdown in Wales is highly unlikely but not inconceivable because of the potential threat posed by coronavirus variants, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said.

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Another lockdown in Wales unlikely but not impossible, says Drakeford

Easing of Covid rules will not be delayed indefinitely, Drakeford says

Wales will go ahead with easing coronavirus restrictions even without conclusive evidence that vaccinations have broken the link between rising infections and hospital cases, Mark Drakeford has said. The First Minister said the country’s four-week pause on lifting more rules cannot be extended indefinitely “in search of perfection” from scientists about the effect of the spike in cases of the Delta variant.

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Easing of Covid rules will not be delayed indefinitely, Drakeford says

Wales delays easing restrictions by a month amid Delta surge

The Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford will delay easing restrictions by four weeks as the country has a surge in the Indian variant. It is expected Drakford will encourage people to get their second jabs which will offer more protection against the Delta variant. Wales has almost 490 cases of the Delta variant and four out of five cases are the Delta variant, latest figures show.

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Wales delays easing restrictions by a month amid Delta surge