August 5, 2020

Visiting the Gym Group in Cardiff

I was really pleased to be able to visit the Gym Group’s Capitol Centre gym on Queen Street just ahead of its reopening following months of closure during the Coronavirus lockdown. These months have been hard for gyms and leisure centres around the country, both large chains and small independent gyms have faced financial difficulty resulting from the pandemic. I …

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July 15, 2020

Phased Return to Sport Guidance: Welsh Government

Following the Welsh Government’s announcement that organised outdoor activities of up to 30 people can now continue in Wales, the Welsh Government has published updated guidance on a Phased Return to Sport. Coronavirus has not gone away – it’s important that guidance is followed and safety procedures are in place so these activities are safe for those taking part. The …

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June 19, 2020

Welsh Coronavirus Regulations – Changes (19th June 2020)

Here’s a quick run through of today’s changes, and those coming into force in the next weeks: Non-essential retail to open from Monday. Stay local rules remain in place for the next fortnight w/ exemptions on compassionate grounds. Schools will reopen as announced on 29 June. Hairdressers can plan to reopen by appointment in three weeks’ time.From Monday All non-essential …

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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 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

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 15, 2020

The Route Out of Lockdown in Wales

Earlier today, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced the Welsh Government’s ‘Unlocking Our Society and Economy’ document, detailing the traffic light systems the Goverment will use to gradually ease Wales out of lockdown. Thank you to the vast majority of residents in Cardiff Central who’ve been incredibly careful in following the lockdown and social distancing measures, helping to stop the spread …

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May 11, 2020

Updated Lockdown Restrictions in Wales (11th May)

The word from the Welsh Government is clear – in Wales, the lockdown remains in force. The advice from the Welsh Government is still to stay at home. Stay at home means: only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if is not reasonably practicable to work from home) stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people …

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April 24, 2020

Help Report Online Scams in Wales

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has tackled more than 2,000 online scams, since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak. From sites posing as legitimate companies requesting personal information such as passwords or credit card details, to false online shops selling fraudulent coronavirus related items. The Welsh Government are encouraging everyone to use the new national Suspicious Email Reporting Service …

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April 24, 2020

Welsh Government Social Distancing Changes (24 April)

The Welsh Government is changing the core requirement for people not to leave the place where they live to a requirement not to leave or remain away from that place. This will help clarify that people who leave their home with a reasonable excuse – such as going out to shop for food, for healthcare or for work – cannot …

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