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NEWS ROUNDUP: Calls to change the covid app & some children to be offered the vaccine

 

Calls to implement changes to how the Test and Trace app works and vaccines will be available for some children in Wales.

The Welsh Conservatives have called on governments to implement changes to isolation rules and the Test and Trace app. The number of people notified by the app in Wales and England recently passed 500,000 in a single week. It's been reported that up to a fifth of workers in companies are having to self-isolate, putting supply chains, public transport and the NHS under significant strain.

Ping-demic 

Warning of a ‘ping-demic’, Welsh Conservative Shadow Health spokesman, Russell George MS has called on both the Welsh and UK Government to work together to implement changes to isolation rules and the app.

Commenting, Mr George said:

“We have made great strides with our vaccination programme and the restoration of many freedoms, but our vital public services and economic recovery could be severely hampered by a potential ‘ping-

“The sensitivity of the NHS app and isolation rules across the UK need an immediate review as it is bizarre double-vaccinated individuals, some who’ve also already had COVID, are being forced to isolate.

“The 10-day self-isolation period for people who have received both jabs needs to come to an end, and a system implemented for those not yet fully vaccinated.

“In Wales, this will require a joined-up approach and I implore both the Welsh and UK Governments to work together immediately so changes can be implemented with pace so our recovery does not ground to a halt.”

Future of Queens Arcade
One of Cardiff's largest shopping centres is facing demolition to make way for a new street featuring a hotel and retail space. Plans to replace Queens arcade are being considered to create a sustainable space that adds value to the city centre.
Vaccines for children in Wales
Some children in Wales will be offered the coronavirus vaccine. Children over 12 with underlying health conditions will be offered the jab, as well as those aged 12-17 who live with an immunosuppressed person.


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