April 7, 2020

New 2 Meter Social Distancing Rule In Force in Wales

New rules to protect workers during the coronavirus outbreak have come into force since midnight last night in Wales. The regulations mean the 2-metre (6.5ft) social distancing rule will apply to any workplace, including homes, where work and repairs are being undertaken and outdoor spaces. The new rules apply to those workplaces not already covered by the original stay-at-home rules …

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April 7, 2020

Welsh Government Funds to Support Third Sector Organisations During COVID-19 Crisis

The Welsh Government will provide new funding for voluntary organisations, both at the forefront of the Coronavirus support efforts, and for the many that will be hit financially by the crisis. Welsh Government have announced two new funding streams available to charities, community groups and social enterprises in Wales. Charities and voluntary organisations in Wales are facing challenging and uncertain …

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March 27, 2020

Information for Students during COVID-19 Outbreak

Welsh Government and Student Finance Wales The Welsh Government has a really helpful Q&A section for queries about higher education in Wales, Student Finance Wales and Coronavirus. You can access that by clicking here. Tenancies Cardiff University, Cardif Metropolitan University Students, as well as tenants of Liberty Living and Unite Students properties will be able to end their tenancy early …

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March 27, 2020

Cardiff Council Service Changes During COVID-19 Outbreak

Council Tax Assistance If you are concerned about your council tax please contact the Council Tax team​ at Cardiff Council via this online contact form. Alternatively, please email the office direct at ctax@cardiff.gov.uk​. If you are on a low income, or your income has reduced, you may be entitled to Council Tax Reduction – it’s absolutely worth checking if you are entitled to this. …

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March 27, 2020

MOT Exemption During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Government have now confirmed that vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities. cars, motorcycles and vans to be granted MOT exemption this will allow people to carry on with essential travel vehicles must be kept in roadworthy condition All …

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March 26, 2020

Home Office and Immigration Queries During COVID-19 Outbreak

Doctors of the World has translated the latest NHS guidance about Covid-19 into 34 languages. If you have immigration queries related to coronavirus, please email the dedicated Home Office Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre. They have confirmed your email will receive a response within 5 working days. Email: CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk. Your email must be in English. You can also call the Coronavirus Immigration Help …

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March 24, 2020

Can your business help with the COVID-19 effort?

The UK Government has established a new email address to help collect and prioritise offers for help from businesses aside from the Call for Action on ventilators. A reminder that any additional offers for support should be sent to: Ventilator.support@beis.gov.uk. People will be directed towards a webform to fill in with the relevant information. You can also call 0300 456 …

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March 17, 2020

Temporary Office Closure

As a precautionary measure, I’ve taken the decision to postpone my upcoming advice surgeries and have closed my constituency office to face-to-face appointments and drop-ins to protect my staff and the wider public. I’ll keep this under constant review. Constituents may of course still raise issues with me by calling 02921 329736 or emailing jo.stevens.mp@parliament.uk For questions about the impact …

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March 16, 2020

COVID-19/Coronavirus: Key Sources of Information

If you’re looking for information and advice regarding the current Coronavirus pandemic, make sure to avoid any fake news and follow these key sources of information. These sources are being constantly updated and are the best places to find the latest information. Daily updates from Public Health Wales https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ Online symptom checker from NHS Direct Wales https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/SelfAssessments/symptomcheckers/?ScName=CoronaVirusCOVID19&SCTId=175 Welsh Government’s coronavirus …

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