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Wales Rural Network News Roundup from 2020

What’s Happening in Wales? Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 – Scheme Windows Glastir Woodland Creation The expression of interest window for Glastir Woodland Creation is now open. The closing date has been extended to 31 July 2020.There have been a number of changes to the application process for Glastir Woodland Creation. Important information on these changes is available in the guidance on our website. Glastir Small Grants: landscape and pollinators 2019 In response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the claim deadline has been extended until 30 September 2020. All claims must be submitted by this date. Micro Small
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Senedd roundup: Minister reveals virus testing plans as schools reopen – Nation.Cymru

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has revealed the government is undertaking a programme of antibody testing of school staff who have been working in hub schools during the coronavirus pandemic. The government has also made plans for the rapid deployment of antigen testing if there are any outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools or if schools have failed to follow the government guidelines for infection prevention measures. Schools in Wales have been closed to most pupils since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in March but are due to reopen on Monday. Around 6,000 pupils, the children of key workers and those
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Nigel Owens’ column: It may be time for summer rugby but it won’t work for the amateur game – #WelshSportsNews

World Rugby’s attempts to bring about a globally-aligned season goes to a crucial vote on June 30. One proposal would see the northern hemisphere move on to a calendar-year campaign, beginning in January and continuing through to November, with the July international window moving to October. What everybody needs to do now over the next few days is take a step back, put their vested and personal interests aside to make sure we move forward with the right decision for the global game. Everybody involved in the game must make the decision not just for their country, their union, competition
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Help raise funds for the Welsh NHS

Story NHS are Super Heroes! Introbiz Swansea & West Wales in Association with Swansea Building Society invite you to #DressForNHS and donate to make a difference!WHY?:Too many doctors, nurses & ancillary staff are working in unsafe conditions so we can stay home and stay safe. Their families also face daily risk of being exposed to the Covid-19 virus. We personally know too many NHS workers who have either recovered from the virus themselves and have gone back to work or their families have and they’ve had to isolate with them and then go back to work afterwards. They do it
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Welsh celebrities Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Sophie Evans and Caroline Sheen will help host a virtual quiz night for children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan

Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon among celebrities to help host Tŷ Hafan’s virtual quiz fundraiser Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon will host a Gavin and Stacey themed round. Credit: Ian West/PA Images Welsh celebrities Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Sophie Evans and Caroline Sheen will help host a virtual quiz night for children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan. The event is being held at 7pm Friday 10 on the Welsh charity’s Facebook page and is the second virtual quiz fundraiser they have organised. Players are asked to donate what they can, with the first quiz raising almost £3,000. Due to the coronavirus lockdown, Tŷ
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Latest Business Wales News… #WelshBiz

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. 3 April 2020 Finance | Starting up | Marketing | Skills & Training | Business Ideas & Innovation | IT £500 million Economic Resilience Fund launched for Wales The Welsh Government has announced a new £500 million fund to provide extra support to the Welsh economy, businesses and charities experiencing a sharp drop in trading as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Find out more here… Coronavirus: latest information and business support The latest on the business support available, from business rate relief, business grants, support for the self-employed, access to finance to the support available for employees. Find out
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The Welsh Rugby Teams base is being transformed into a Field Hospital to help deal with Coronavirus #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Pictures show dramatic transformation of Welsh rugby team’s base into field hospital Work on the WRU’s National Centre of Excellence started just a few days ago BY BEN JAMES (Image: Princess of Wales Hospital) These are the pictures that show how the Welsh rugby team’s base is rapidly being transformed into a field hospital to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Work started on turning the Welsh rugby team’s inside training pitches a few days ago. The makeshift hospital at the Vale Resort will provide 290 additional beds as the numbers of people with COVID19 increases. Speaking about the makeshift field
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Coronavirus could have ‘already infected HALF the population – and it’s been spreading since January’

Coronavirus could already have infected HALF the British population and has been spreading in the UK since January, a new study claims. Oxford … Coronavirus could have ‘already infected HALF the population – and it’s been spreading since January’
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Free Trains in Wales for NHS Staff On TfW and other Transport News…

NHS staff in Wales are being offered free travel on Transport for Wales rail services with immediate effect, the company has announced. NHS workers will just need to show their work ID to access services to get themselves back and forth to work until 30 April. Public transport is to operate on a reduced scale throughout Wales because of the coronavirus pandemic. However the reduced service has led to crowding on some trains. New timetables are now in place for trains and buses until further notice. Announcing the move for NHS workers, Transport for Wales (TfW) said: “At Transport for
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The New Welsh Inventions inspired by the Global Pandemic…

A new ventilator, a virus-killing snood and a hands-free door pull are just some of the innovations coming out of Wales to tackle coronavirus. Since the outbreak, doctors, scientists and designers have been working on ideas to stop the virus spreading. The ventilator has already successfully treated a Covid-19 patient and has been backed by the Welsh Government. Mass production of the snood-type mask is under way while a 3D design of the handle has been widely circulated. Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price, who was part of the impetus to get the ventilator into mass production, said the innovations put
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Latest Welsh Government Coronavirus Update from Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

Written Statement: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services First published: 21 March 2020 Last updated: 21 March 2020 Share this page Twitter Facebook Email Further to my statement on 18 March, I can confirm the Chief Medical Officer has issued the following guidance to NHS Wales. The novel Coronavirus was genetically typed and identified on 7 January 2020. 3 weeks later the specialist virology centre within Public Health Wales had commenced testing for this virus. Testing capacity has continued to be ramped up and Public Health Wales now has capacity for over 800 tests
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Former and future health and social care professionals needed – Welsh Government News…

PRESS RELEASE Former and future health and social care professionals needed to help Wales respond to coronavirus Wales’ former health and social care professionals are today being asked to return to work, as an emergency recruitment drive is launched to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. First published:21 March 2020Last updated:21 March 2020 Share this page Twitter Facebook Email Wales’ Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Social Services and Integration have made simultaneous appeals to their colleagues to sign-up to support those affected. Final-year students will also be offered work in the NHS to help boost the workforce over
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Wales Millennium Centre Closed until further notice – Welsh Business News…

Dear Supporter, It is with great regret that we have closed Wales Millennium Centre until further notice, following the UK Government advice given on Monday 16 March.  We hope you will agree that it is the right decision to put the safety of our staff, artists, volunteers and audiences first. This is a sad and uncertain time for all of us.  The implications of this situation will be hard to manage and long-lasting. Our role is to be a home for the performing arts for our nation and we will be doing everything we can to support our staff and
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Top Welsh Government News Stories From February…

February highlights – Welsh Governments top news stories from last month! Have your say on plans to create a zero waste Wales The Welsh Government wants your views on its plans to make Wales the world’s top recycling nation and help us become a truly circular economy, at a series of Beyond Recycling Consultation Events across Wales. Read more Minister welcomes additional funding to promote Welsh red meat Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths, has welcomed confirmation the Britain-wide Red Meat Levy Ring-fenced Fund will increase from £2million to £3.5million next year, after agreement was reached between the Red
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Welsh News – applications are now available from the UK Seafood Innovation Find…

UK Seafood Innovation Fund Applications Now Open!  The UK Seafood Innovation Fund is now accepting applications for its second open call, with funding pots of up to £50k for scoping studies and up to £250k for full R&D projects available. With 27 projects funded in 2019, including initiatives using robotics, AI, fishing gear innovations, biomedical advances and more, the fund is now seeking a new tranche of applicants with plans to transform the future landscape for seafood supply. The UK Innovation Seafood fund encourages bids from experts in the fishing, aquaculture, and seafood processing sectors. Visit http://www.seafoodinnovation.fund to find out more about
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Welsh News – Updates to regulations on oil storage tanks in Wales…

Update to regulations on oil storage tanks in Wales The final stage of our Oil Storage Regulations come into force on 15 March 2020. The regulations to protect the environment and properties as a result For more Wales, Welsh News, Welsh Business News or Welsh Government News, please follow the links.
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Welsh News – Welfare Standards for Dogs, at Breeding Premises to be raised, says Welsh Minister…

Lesley Griffiths commits to driving up welfare standards for dogs at breeding premises A commitment to improve welfare standards for dogs at breeding premises in Wales has been made by the Minister for the Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths. Read more Share this page Twitter Facebook Email A report, produced by the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group, reviewing the Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales Regulations 2014) has been published today.The recommendations include a need for: Greater consistency in the inspection and enforcement of breeding regulations A review of the licensing process, including application of a staff to
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