Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services

Wales’ long-term COVID-19 transition plan Together for a Safer Future, published in March 2022, highlighted the vital role our Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) programme played during the pandemic in reducing the transmission of coronavirus.

The pandemic has not gone away – we continue to experience waves of infection and new variants of the virus are emerging. We remain in a Covid Stable situation – the virus is not putting the same pressure on our health and care system as it was at the start of the pandemic, and vaccines and other pharmaceutical interventions, including antivirals, have been effective in preventing serious illness.

Vaccines continue to be our best defence against Covid-19 and booster doses have significantly improved the protection offered by vaccines. It is important that all those who are eligible continue to take up their offer of a vaccine and treatments. The spring booster programme will be launched on 1 April.

For further information please select the following link Written Statement: COVID-19 and Respiratory Testing Plans: Spring and Summer 2023 (29 March 2023) | GOV.WALES

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