Welsh Government announces coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and testing boost

Welsh Government announces coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and testing boost

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, has announced that increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and faster vaccine delivery will help Wales to reopen safely. Gething outlines the aims in delivering targeted community testing which involves providing additional support and reassurances for communities when restrictions begin to ease and providing additional asymptomatic testing capacity within communities. Gething has also announced that regular testing of staff in the workplace will increase surveillance to identify asymptomatic cases quicker and sets out the criteria and support available in a 'workplace testing framework'.

For further information, read the framework here.

Sources:

• Vaccine and testing boost to help re-open Wales safely

• Written Statement: COVID-19 Workplace Testing

• Written Statement: COVID-19 Community Testing Programme

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