Coronavirus (COVID-19)—over £680m funding allocated to Welsh public services

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—over £680m funding allocated to Welsh public services

The Welsh Government has announced that Wales’ public services will receive a funding boost of £682m to support their coronavirus (COVID-19) efforts, which includes the continued development of a vaccination programme, increase in testing capacity and an ‘effective’ contact tracing programme. In excess of £635m will be allocated to the NHS and local councils to help them support the people of Wales over the next six months.

An additional £206.5m will be made available for the Local Government Hardship Fund, which supports ‘vital’ social care services and ensures schools are able to adapt to their new ways of working.

£10.5m will be used to extend the Discretionary Assistance Fund, providing support for vulnerable people in Wales.

The Welsh Government also confirmed that it is strengthening support for apprenticeships by investing an extra £16.5m and providing a further £18.6m to maintain vital public transport provision.

Source: £680 million Covid cash boost for Wales

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