Weekly Coronavirus (COVID-19) bulletin
19th February 2021
Public Health Wales has reported as of February 17 the confirmed number of coronavirus cases in Wales is 200,456. The total number of cases for Powys as at February 17 stands at 3,815.
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 February 13 was 221 an increase of eight on the previous week - 70 in care homes,11 at home, one in a hospice and 139 in hospital.
Welsh Government updates
- Businesses in Wales affected by recent devastating floods will be able to access up to £2,500 of emergency Welsh Government funding.
- The Business Flood Relief Grant opens to applications today, with firms affected by flooding able to claim support to help them stabilise their operations.
- More people will now be eligible to apply for the £500 Self-Isolation Support Payment, the Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James has announced.
- The scheme, which has been extended until June 2021, will now be open to applications from people with a personal income of less than £500 per week and those on Basic Statutory Sick Pay who have been asked to self-isolate by Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) service, the NHS Covid-19 App or by their child's education setting.
- How to apply for self-isolation payment: https://gov.wales/find-your-local-authority-apply-self-isolation-payment
- The Welsh Government has today, announced £1.3m to support the Urdd's recovery and rebuilding following the coronavirus pandemic.
Individuals in Wales who have received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as at February 17 stands at 822,633.
- 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