Extra £35m funding for Wales in fight against coronavirus

The UK Government has committed an extra £35m to support Wales in the fight against coronavirus, Welsh Secretary Simon Hart has confirmed today.

The devolved administration in Wales will receive the additional funding as a result of the UK Government’s investment in care homes in England, designed to introduce greater infection control, ramp up testing, step up clinical support, ensure English local authorities have plans in place to support care homes and boost the capacity of the social care workforce.

This takes the total amount of funding provided by the UK Government to support the effort to tackle the coronavirus in Wales to over £2.1bn.

Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart said: “This is the latest in a series of direct funding from the UK Government to help Wales through this pandemic, committed in tandem with a package of UK-wide measures on a scale that has never been seen before. We are doing everything we can to ensure Wales overcomes this crisis.

“Today’s announcement will ensure the Welsh Government can provide vital services while tackling the next stages of this devastating virus.”