wales

Covid: Loneliness a ‘bigger health risk than smoking or obesity’

28th June 2021

NHS prescriptions for gardening and dancing are “vitally needed” to help tackle rising levels of loneliness after lockdown, people suffering from isolation have said. Social prescribing has been included in the Welsh government’s list of priorities for the next five years. A Mind Cymru pilot project is looking into its impact on mental health. One woman…

Schools to be able to decide on Covid rules from September under Welsh Government plans

28th June 2021

Schools and councils will be able to decide for themselves the rules around major issues like mask-wearing and self-isolating under new Welsh Government plans. Speaking at the Welsh Government press conference today, education minster Jeremy Miles said that “best practice” needed to be in place to make sure there was not a “disproportionate number of learners self-isolating”….