Welsh Covid Update - March '22

From Monday 28th March, the Welsh Government were due to scrap all remaining covid rules which were in place.  However, due to a small rise in cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, they are moving forward cautiously.

What are the rules after 28th March?

Face coverings
are still recommended; however they are no longer legally required in shops.  They will still be mandatory in NHS and social care settings.

The law on self-isolation will end which means that no-one is legally required to self-isolate.  However, people are advised to continue to adhere to the principles of self-isolation should they test positive or present with covid symptoms.

PCR tests will no longer be available for the general public from Monday 28th.   Instead, the use of Lateral Flow tests are encouraged and these are expected to remain free until June.

The next review of Welsh covid rules is due on 14th April 2022.

It is understandable that many people, especially older people, will feel vulnerable, worrying that they are now more likely to come into contact with someone who has the virus.

General health advice is to continue with all the safety measures that you have already had in place feel comfortable with.  Regular handwashing and infection control measures are always good practice, even without covid. 

Whilst face coverings are no longer mandatory, they aren’t going away for good and are still recommended in many settings.  It is now personal choice, but there will be many people who will continue to wear them for their own and others protection.

At Home Instead, our clients’ wellbeing is of utmost importance so all our covid-safe measures will remain in place for the foreseeable future. 

Our Care Professionals continue to attend clients’ in full PPE and are following strict infection control measures during and in between calls.

If you have any questions about our covid measures or you’d like to enquire about our services please do not hesitate to get in touch.