Weekly Coronavirus (COVID-19) bulletin
15th January 2021
Public Health Wales has reported as of January 13 the confirmed number of coronavirus cases in Wales is 176,056. The total number of cases for Powys as at January 13 stands at 2,969.
Figures issued by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on the number of deaths in Powys attributed, either wholly or in part to COVID-19, registered up to January 9 was 159.
Powys County Council updates
Almost £6million in grant support has been awarded to Powys businesses in recent weeks, Powys County Council has announced.
Around 1,800 businesses in Powys' hospitality, leisure, retail and tourism sectors have been given a cash boost as part of the Welsh Government's Restrictions Business Fund.
Welsh Government updates
- Letters about the Welsh Government's COVID-19 vaccination plans are arriving at the front door of every household in Wales.
- The letters will be sent to every household in Wales over the next couple of weeks and will be issued by Local Authorities, on behalf of the Welsh Government. https://gov.wales/every-household-receive-vaccination-information
- The £180m Economic Resilience Fund sector-specific fund to support tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions opened for applications on Wednesday (13 January).
- The fund will be open for two weeks or until fully committed.
- Eligibility checker
- Coronavirus regulations: frequently asked questions
- FAQ's for higher and further education
- Written statement on the availability of PPE
- FAQ's on the role of schools during the Coronavirus pandemic.
More information from Welsh Government - https://gov.wales/coronavirus