Coronavirus: help and information for people in Wales

Published 17/03/2020   |   Last Updated 18/01/2021   |   Reading Time minutes

People in Wales have many questions about coronavirus related to employment rights, benefits, business support, travel, food, retail, cancellations, education and lots more. Members of the Senedd and their staff are receiving lots of these enquiries.

Senedd Research will answer questions from Members and their staff through the usual enquiry process, but we’ve also collated some links to reliable information to help people in Wales.

We will update this post every week, usually by 2pm on a Monday.

It’s really important to follow guidance from official and reputable sources. These pages should be used as primary sources of information, rather than news websites or social media.

The Welsh Government announced new level 4 restrictions on 19 December. You can find guidance on what you need to do at alert level 4 on the Welsh Government website.

The Welsh Government has a webpage for all of its coronavirus information. This includes guidance on staying safe and social distancing, coronavirus and the law, self-isolating and testing and tracing. The Welsh Government published a coronavirus control plan for Wales on 18 August and alert levels on 14 December. It set out challenges and priorities for coronavirus reconstruction on 6 October.

You can also view our timeline of key developments in Wales and the UK.


You can read a summary of employment-related support and employment rights for people in Wales in our blog posts.

Advice services
Business support

You can read a summary of the business support available in Wales in our blog post.




Social housing and supported accommodation


Moving Home

Health and social care


You can read a summary of testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) in Wales along with information on shielding, adult social care, mental health, the health and social care workforce and NHS activity and capacity in our blog posts.

Testing and contact tracing

You can read a summary of the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect programme: how it works in our blog post.


Accessing services

Health and care workers


Teaching and learning

Staff and pupil health and well-being

Vulnerable and disadvantaged learners

Other school-related topics

Awarding of qualifications

Universities, further education and apprenticeships
Transport and travel


Public Transport


Overseas travel

Food and retail

You can read a summary of the impact on food retail in our blog post.

Vulnerable groups

You can read summaries of coronavirus and domestic abuse, poverty, digital inclusion, emerging equality issues and the human rights implications of the coronavirus pandemic in our blog posts.

Culture, the Welsh language, tourism and sport

You can read summaries of the impact on journalism, the creative industries, sport, the arts and tourism in our blog posts.

Agriculture, fisheries and forestry

You can read a summary of the challenges agriculture and fisheries are facing in our blog posts.

Animal welfare

You can find more help and information for the end of the Brexit transition period in our blog.

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