Tag Archive : coronavirus

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 […]

Recent months have been unprecedented for all of us, but those working in our care homes have faced likely the toughest months they ever will in protecting themselves, and their residents from COVID-19. I was pleased to have the chance to visit the brilliant staff at Ty Enfys Carehome in Pentwyn to drop off gift […]

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 […]

This afternoon the First Minister for Wales announced some further changes to the Coronavirus regulations in force in Wales. Facemasks mandatory on public transport: From 27 July, you’ll need to wear a three-layer face covering when travelling on public transport in Wales, including taxis. For the moment, public transport should be used for essential journeys […]

The Welsh Government have announced changes to the Coronavirus regulations to take place immediately, and likely changes that will take place over the next few weeks. These changes will only be able to happen if new Coronavirus cases continue to fall. The more immediate changes are: Self-contained accommodation opening 11th July Pubs, bars, cafes, & […]

On 30 March, drivers were granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing.   Lockdown restrictions are easing, and all drivers with an MOT due from 1 August are being urged to book an MOT test. Please be aware – this is a legal requirement. Drivers who have an MOT test due before 1 August will […]

In amongst the political noise this week, Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of the murder of my friend, Jo Cox. On the same day, Boris Johnson chose to reinforce the Conservative’s nasty party reputation by announcing they are abolishing the Department for International Development. Jo was a champion for international development, a humanitarian who made […]

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 […]

This week is Loneliness Awareness Week. Loneliness Awareness Week (LAW) began by the Marmalade Trust 4 years ago to raise awareness of loneliness and encourage people to speak about it openly. It’s a powerful message that resonates with many and each year LAW receives more and more attention. Last year 800 events took place and […]

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 […]