News: Coronavirus Updates

Here is where we’ll be posting the latest updates from Public Health Wales and a variety of sources regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Wednesday 18th March 2020

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre temporarily closes

Welsh Schools to close by Friday. Statement from Welsh Government here

British Red Cross are looking for volunteers

Updates from Torfaen Council here

Digital Resources for the Third Sector available here #COVID19

Voluntary and community organisations information here

Tuesday 17th March 2020

BCHCW statement on coronavirus (17 March 2020)_English

Monday 16th March 2020

WCVA offering emergency fast track loans for organisations affected

At this time, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is sharing very important health messages to everyone living in Torfaen.

If you have a high temperature or a new and continuous cough – even if it’s mild:

Find out how to isolate at home at


Saturday 14th March 2020

If you’re travelling. Follow this link from ABTA

HotUKDeals have posted if you need ideas to keep the children entertained.

Latest news from Foreign Office

 Advice from WHO

Friday 13th April 2020
Latest updates from Public Health Wales here

Rollout of video health consultations speeded up in Wales to respond to Coronavirus

gofod3 2020 will be postponed indefinitely due to further developments and growing concerns around large events.

Thursday 12th April 2020:


There’s also other advice from the following websites:

UK Government – latest information and advice

Public Health Wales – their most recent statement, updated daily at 3pm

NHS hygiene advice

Public Health Wales guidance for travellers – If you have returned from the following areas since 19 February:

  • Iran
  • Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy
  • Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea

Welsh Government: guidance for social, residential and community care providers – for care workers who may have to work with potentially vulnerable people


Patrick Downes

Third Sector Development Officer – IT Lead based in Pontypool

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