Posts in Category: Public Protection Services

Further lockdown easing announced, as local government welcomes clarity for retail and tourism businesses 

Councils in Wales have welcomed clarity for shops and tourism businesses as outlined by the First Minister in his latest announcements of changes to restrictions. Leaders have been in discussion with tourism bodies in recent weeks and met with... read more
 
Saturday, 20 June 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

COVID response “a marathon not a sprint” 

Council leaders have today welcomed the First Minister’s cautious approach in taking modest steps to gradually ease the lockdown in Wales. From Monday, individuals from separate households within the same locality will be able to meet outside... read more
 
Friday, 29 May 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

“Ambitious” Welsh Government test, trace and protect plan vital to living with Coronavirus 

Responding to the Welsh Government’s plan to test, trace and protect, Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf) WLGA Leader said: “Our lives have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19, and while we’re still learning about the behaviour of the... read more
 
Friday, 15 May 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

“Beware of Coronavirus fraudsters” 

Councils in Wales are urging residents to be vigilant amidst a reported rise in COVID-19 related scams. Self-isolating elderly and vulnerable people in particular are at risk of being exploited by con artists claiming to offer help or support.... read more
 
Saturday, 18 April 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

Further action to protect people at highest risk from coronavirus 

Joint WLGA, Welsh Government and WCVA statement
The Welsh Government is contacting people in Wales who have been identified as being at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus. Each person will be given specific advice about how they can protect themselves, based on their individual... read more
 
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

Councils’ plea to residents: “Don’t wish you’d done things differently. Stay at home. Save lives.” 

Council leaders are urging residents to obey strict government curbs on our daily lives in response to the increasing Coronavirus pandemic. Services such as health and social care are being overwhelmed by the unprecedented pressures that are... read more
 
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

Coronavirus: Joint Statement by ADSS Cymru and WLGA 

The Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru (Wales) and the Welsh Local Government Association have praised the continued dedication and professionalism of social care workers caring for the most at-risk citizens; and are emphasising the... read more
 
Friday, 20 March 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services Social Services

Coronavirus: Joint Statement by WLGA and Welsh Government 

Joint statement by Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James, and leader of the Welsh Local Government Association, Cllr Andrew Morgan
“We are facing a serious public health emergency, which has the potential to affect large numbers of people across Wales and to cause major disruption to normal daily life. “We know people are worried. If we work together we can overcome... read more
 
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

​First Coronavirus case declared in Wales 

Council leaders met today with the Chief Executive of Public Health Wales to discuss the co-ordinated response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The first confirmed case was declared in Wales earlier today, after a patient had... read more
 
Friday, 28 February 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

Welsh Councils committed to providing humanitarian support to refugees 

Following the statement from the City of Cardiff Council that they will be receiving a number of unaccompanied children from the Calais camp, the WLGA has reaffirmed Welsh local government’s continuing commitment to provide humanitarian support to... read more
 
Thursday, 20 October 2016 Categories: News Public Protection Services
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