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Time for 'freedom day' in Wales says Montgomeryshire MS Russell George

Time for 'freedom day' in Wales says Montgomeryshire MS Montgomeryshire MS Russell George says Wales is due for 'freedom day' - and says he'll vote against any attempt to introduce so-called vaccine passports in Wales. The Welsh Conservative Member of Senedd believes there are "wide ranging ethical, equality, privacy, legal, and operational ramifications" with any potential plan to limit access to some venues and services based on the vaccination status of individuals, and has called for a "full-fat" freedom day for the country.

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Time for 'freedom day' in Wales says Montgomeryshire MS Russell George

Covid rule changes in Wales: The big differences expected this week as nearly all restrictions to go

The Welsh Government announced Wales would move to alert level zero on Saturday if the public health situation allows Nearly all coronavirus restrictions in Wales are set to be lifted this week, potentially giving people the most freedom since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. From Saturday, August 7, Wales could move to alert level zero if ministers agree that the public health situation allows.

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Covid rule changes in Wales: The big differences expected this week as nearly all restrictions to go

Self-isolation rules to ease in Wales for those who have been double jabbed

Fully-vaccinated adults will no longer have to self-isolate in Wales if they are identified as close contacts of someone with coronavirus. The changes to the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect (TTP) service for fully-vaccinated adults will come into effect from 7 August. That is the same day as Wales is expected to move to alert level zero, if the public health situation allows.

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Self-isolation rules to ease in Wales for those who have been double jabbed

Live Coronavirus latest news: Government shuns calls to end pingdemic early after Wales and Scotland bring date forward

‘Smart’ businesses will insist staff have jab, says Raab Bosses navigate ethical minefield over 'jabs for jobs' Hospital figures for Covid cases ‘misleading’ Jeremy Warner: What’s behind the travel rules? Follow the money 99pc of pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid were unvaccinated

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Live Coronavirus latest news: Government shuns calls to end pingdemic early after Wales and Scotland bring date forward

The new rules on Covid self isolation coming into force in Wales next week

The change will affect more than two million people who have received both doses of a Covid vaccine Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed August 7 as the day when double vaccinated adults can escape isolation if they come into contact with a positive coronavirus case. The change will come into effect on the same day the country is expected to move to alert level zero - when most coronavirus restrictions except for masks in public places will be lifted, although this has not yet been confirmed.

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The new rules on Covid self isolation coming into force in Wales next week

The new coronavirus isolation rules coming into force in Wales on Saturday

The changes will affect people who are double-jabbed and the under 18s New isolation rules for under 18s and people who have been double jabbed are set to come into force next weekend. First Minister Mark Drakeford recently confirmed that from Saturday, August 7, double vaccinated adults, and children, can avoid isolating if they come into contact with somebody who has coronavirus.

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The new coronavirus isolation rules coming into force in Wales on Saturday

Keir Starmer demands 7 August end to self-isolation ‘pingdemic’

Labour wants government to end ‘chaos’ and bring date forward Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on Boris Johnson’s government to match Wales by bringing forward the date on which fully-vaccinated people in England can avoid isolation. Wales’s Labour first minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed 7 August as the day when double jabbed adults can escape isolation if they come into contact with a Covid cases.

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Keir Starmer demands 7 August end to self-isolation ‘pingdemic’

Your morning briefing: What you should know for Friday, July 30

Johnson under pressure to allow double jabbed adults to escape isolation Boris Johnson is facing pressure to change his pandemic strategy for England after Wales confirmed fully vaccinated adults will not have to isolate from August 7. The Prime Minister has insisted England is “nailed on” from August 16 to allow double jabbed adults to escape isolation if they come into contact with a positive coronavirus case.

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Your morning briefing: What you should know for Friday, July 30

Starmer demands August 7 end to England’s self-isolation rule after Wales move

First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed the date when double-jabbed adults in Wales can avoid isolation after Covid contacts. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has challenged the Government to match Wales by bringing forward the date on which fully vaccinated people in England can avoid isolation. Wales’s Labour First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed August 7 as the day when double-jabbed adults can escape isolation if they come into contact with a positive coronavirus case.

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Starmer demands August 7 end to England’s self-isolation rule after Wales move

Labour’s Keir Starmer demands August 7 end to England’s isolation rule

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has challenged the Government to match Wales by bringing forward the date on which fully vaccinated people in England can avoid isolation. Wales’s Labour First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed August 7 as the day when double jabbed adults can escape isolation if they come into contact with a positive coronavirus case.

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Labour’s Keir Starmer demands August 7 end to England’s isolation rule

Boris Johnson could bring self isolation changes forward from August 16

Isolation for those who are fully vaccinated will be lifted in Wales on August 7 - a full nine days earlier than in England on August 16 Boris Johnson is expected to face pressure to change his pandemic strategy for England - after Wales confirmed fully vaccinated adults will face easing of strict isolation rules earlier than those in England.

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Boris Johnson could bring self isolation changes forward from August 16

Pressure for Johnson as Wales moves to end isolation requirement before England

First Minister Mark Drakeford has given the go-ahead for the isolation requirement to be removed nine days earlier than in England. Boris Johnson is expected to face pressure to change his pandemic strategy for England after Wales confirmed fully vaccinated adults will not have to isolate from August 7.

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Pressure for Johnson as Wales moves to end isolation requirement before England

Wales Move To End 'Pingdemic' Before England Piles Pressure On Boris Johnson

Wales will exempt double-jabbed adults from Covid isolation from August 7. Boris Johnson is under fresh pressure to fast-track plans to exempt fully vaccinated adults from Covid quarantine after the Welsh government announced it would introduce the move from August 7. Double-jabbed adults in Wales will no longer have to self isolate after coming into contact with someone with the virus, with the change kicking in a full nine days earlier than England’s August 16 deadline.

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Wales Move To End 'Pingdemic' Before England Piles Pressure On Boris Johnson

Welsh slate mines become UK's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site

The slate beauty of north-west Wales has joined the likes of the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China to become a Unesco World Heritage Site. The landscape which runs through Gwynedd was granted the prestigious listing at yesterday's 44th session of the World Heritage Committee. First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford said it recognises "the contribution to the cultural and industrial heritage not only of Wales, but of the wider world".

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Welsh slate mines become UK's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site

First Minister visits Bethesda enterprise as it earns six-figure sum for community centre

First Minister Mark Drakeford visits Bethesda social enterprise An organisation in Gwynedd will receive more than £200,000 from the Welsh Government’s Community Facilities programme to help transform a former school into a community centre. Bethesda-based Partneriaeth Ogwen met with First Minister Mark Drakeford on Wednesday, July 28 to explain its projects in the town and the plans for the former Ysgol Cefnfaes, which the venture wants to turn into a centre for innovation and sustainability.

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First Minister visits Bethesda enterprise as it earns six-figure sum for community centre

Pingdemic: Fully-jabbed adults in Wales can avoid isolation from 7 August

Adults in Wales who are fully vaccinated will no longer need to self-isolate if they are identified as close contacts of someone with Covid. The change will come into effect on 7 August – the same day as Wales is currently set to move to alert level zero – and will also allow under-18s to be exempt from self-isolation if they are identified as close contacts of a positive case.

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Pingdemic: Fully-jabbed adults in Wales can avoid isolation from 7 August

First Minister visits Bethesda social enterprise as it benefits from more than £200,000

Partneriaeth Ogwen, a social enterprise in Bethesda, Gwynedd, will benefit from more than £200,000 from the Welsh Government’s Community Facilities programme to help transform a former school into a centre for the community. First Minister Mark Drakeford met the organisation yesterday [Wednesday July 28] to learn more about its projects in the town and the plans for the former Ysgol Cefnfaes, which the organisation wants to turn into a centre for innovation and sustainability.

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First Minister visits Bethesda social enterprise as it benefits from more than £200,000