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Dear members and partners,

Please see below for our latest update for the homelessness, housing and support sector in Wales.

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Welsh Government guidance: Alert Level 2 

Wales moved to Alert Level 2 on Boxing Day and the following Welsh Government guidance now applies to everyone in Wales: The Welsh Government's Supported Living guidance has also been updated to reflect these changes.

Changes to the PCR testing system

Eluned Morgan MS, the Minister for Health and Social Services, has published a written statement about changes to the testing system in Wales.
  • The first change will mean that people who are un-vaccinated contacts of positive cases and are self-isolating for 10 days should now take a lateral flow test on day two and day eight instead of a PCR test. This change will come into effect immediately.
  • Secondly, if a person showing no symptoms has a positive lateral flow test they will no longer be advised to have a follow-up PCR test to confirm the result, unless they are in a clinically vulnerable group, which may need early access to treatment or have been advised to do so as part of a research or surveillance programme. This change will come into effect from 6 January.

Updated guidance

Following the announcement about changes to the testing system, the Welsh Government has updated the following guidance: 

COVID-19 Wales situational reports

The Welsh Government has published the latest situational reports from the COVID-19 Intelligence Cell and Health Protection Advisory Group:

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