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Covid-19 measures for universities and colleges in Wales lifted

09 May 2022 2 minute read
Lecture hall. Photo by Wokandapix from Pixabay

The Welsh Government has formally removed the Covid measures which had been put in place to limit the spread of the virus in Higher and Further Education institutions.

The change will bring them into line with the wider public health guidance followed by businesses, employers and event organisers.

The advice covers control measures that could be implemented to reduce the risk of transmission of the most common communicable diseases, including Coronavirus, flu and norovirus.

Universities and colleges have been following sector-specific guidance to reduce the transmission of Covid-19, similar to the local framework followed by schools, with a scale of measures based on local risk.

On 18 April, the Welsh Government removed the legal requirement for businesses, employers and event organisers to undertake specific risk assessments and employ reasonable measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus.

Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, said: “I would like to thank our college and university staff and students for their tremendous efforts throughout the pandemic in not only supporting students to keep learning but also their leading role in the fight against Coronavirus.

“The continuation of education has been a Welsh Government priority throughout the pandemic. We have worked closely with the sector to ensure Covid-secure environments and in-person learning and campus facilities were available.

“We are now in a Covid-stable scenario and the public health risks for higher and further education have reduced significantly. Therefore the continuation of additional public health measures is no longer proportionate and we have asked institutions to formally remove their infection control frameworks from today.”

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Adam York
Adam York
2 years ago

“Covid-stable scenerio”.Jeremy Miles a minister short of some evidence.As long as Cymru continues to mimic UK Gov policy the pandemic will continue to cause harm to the public

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
2 years ago
Reply to  Adam York

Wool gets in your eyes…

Brian Coman
Brian Coman
2 years ago

Drakeford drops those measures but keeps masks in medical settings for 3 more weeks at least..He says the cases are shooting up again.
But official figures today say that they have gone down by 28% last week. Nothing changes with him..

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