June 11, 2020

Sunday Trading Laws

You may have heard that the UK Government are considering proposals to relax Sunday trading laws in order to boost the retail sector as the lockdown continues to be eased. Labour is opposed to this, as is the trade union representing retail workers, USDAW. The impact of the Coronavirus lockdown on shops and retail businesses has been huge – and …

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June 9, 2020

3-Layer Facemasks Recomended Where Social Distancing Impossible – New

The Welsh Government now recommend wearing a 3-layer face covering where social distancing is not possible, following a change to WHO guidance. If you have symptoms, it’s imperative you still self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19. Masks are not a substitute for proper social distancing – social distancing and frequent hand washing remain essential. More information ios available on the …

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June 6, 2020

Black Lives Matter Movement

Thank you to the many hundreds of people who have contacted me about the current protests in the United States and their deep concerns. I fully support the Black Lives Matters movement. Night after night, the footage from the US has shocked us all. The killing of George Floyd. The deplorable and dangerous use of force against protesters led by …

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June 5, 2020

Home Office – Further COVID-19 Visa Extensions

If you’re in the UK and your leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020: Your visa will be extended to 31 July 2020 if you cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19). You’ll need to request an extension by updating your records with the Coronavirus Immigration Team (CIT) at the Home Office …

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June 3, 2020

UK Government Furlough and Self Employment Schemes Extended

The UK Government have now confirmed that the Job Retention Scheme, and the Self Employed Income Support Schemes have been extended to October, with some changes in the contriubions entering into force in the later months. Furlough Scheme Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until end of October furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current …

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June 1, 2020

Changes to Lockdown, 1st June

From today, those in the shielding group can exercise and meet another household outdoors while strictly following social distancing rules and good hygiene practices. The Chief Medical officer for Wales will write to those shielding with an update and further guidance. You can also read more here: https://gov.wales/shielding-people-can-meet-others-and-exercise-outdoors From today you can also now meet people from one other household …

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May 29, 2020

My Monthly Newsletter for May

My monthly newsletter to constituents is available here, with news about the new lockdown measures in place in Wales, more COVID-19 news and contact details for my office as we work remotely. You can read my newsletter by clicking here. If you aren’t already, you can sign up to receive my newsletter by clicking here.

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May 29, 2020

New Lockdown Rules in Wales from Monday 1st June

Full guidance and FAQs about the new lockdown rules in Wales: From Monday, 2 households in the same local area will be able to meet outdoors. In doing this, however, people must follow social distancing and strict hand hygiene practices to control the spread of the virus. Local’ means not generally travelling more than 5 miles from home to reduce …

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May 21, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week – Kindness in Cardiff Central

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.   The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 20th year and runs from 18-24 May. This year, the theme for the week is kindness. Across the country, people will be celebrating kindness in a range of digital and …

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May 20, 2020

National Lottery Community Funding Through COVID-19

Find out about National Lottery Community Funding through COVID-19 here. It’s obviously a very tough time for charities and community organisations across Wales and many are facing increasing challenges as a result of COVID-19. The National Lottery Community Fund is continuing to support communities across Wales. This month they have awarded over £5.1million to 164 charities and smaller voluntary led community projects …

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