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Learning from the community response to COVID-19 in Wales

National survey to hear from volunteers and those who have informally given up their time to help their communities respond to COVID-19.

Public Health Wales statement on JCVI advice on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Richard Roberts, Head of the Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme (VPDP) at Public Health Wales, said:

Public Health Wales Board changes

In March, the Minister for Health and Social Services made two announcements concerning Public Health Wales’ Board membership.

Swansea Bay to support new UK trial for COVID-19 vaccine

Swansea Bay University Health Board and Public Health Wales are looking for volunteers to participate in the latest clinical trial studying a vaccine against COVID-19. 

Public Health Wales statement on safety concerns with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Public Health Wales supports the expert scientific advice of UK expert groups that the benefits of vaccination with all COVID-19 vaccines in use continue to outweigh the risks of COVID-19.

Forthcoming changes to the way we publish Coronavirus information

Public Health Wales is making some changes to the way we publish information on our website and data dashboard.

Pre-election period working: The Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre

The Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (Wales) (CDSC) has been providing epidemiology, disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, research and training for Wales since the 1980s, initially as part of the Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS), then from 2003 in the National Public Health Service for Wales (NPHS) and since 2009 as part of the Health Protection Division of Public Health Wales.

New report finds planning ahead key to self-isolation success

A new report from Public Health Wales’ Research and Evaluation Division, has found people who have identified sufficient support and planned ahead for a potential period of self-isolation, feel less challenged by the prospect and more likely to succeed.    

Placing Health Equity at the heart of Coronavirus recovery for building a sustainable future for Wales

A new report published today (18 March 2021) calls for a greater emphasis on health equity – ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to be healthy – in the response to, and recovery from, Coronavirus.

New study finds Coronavirus transmission highest in households and hospitality 

Published today (15 March, 2021), a study from Public Health Wales, which looks at the evidence from mass testing in Merthyr Tydfil and the Cynon Valley, suggests that households are the most significant source of infection, while working in the hospitality sector or visiting the pub are also significant risks.