Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are integral to Wales’ national identity and are recognised internationally.
- £6.2 million IT investment in North Wales healthcare
- Funding for new Life Sciences Innovation Village in Cardiff
- Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
- Provisions for the proposed Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) 2015 and amendments to the Compensation and Pension Schemes 2007
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Important information on preventing the spread of Norovirus.
What is norovirus?
Norovirus is the name given to a group of viruses that are the most common causes of stomach bugs. Norovirus is also known as ‘winter vomiting disease’, ‘Norwalk-like virus’ or ‘small round structured virus’ and affects between 600,000 and one million people of all ages in the UK every year.
How do you prevent it?
Norovirus spreads very easily from one person to another. You can catch it through contact with an infected person, by touching contaminated surfaces or objects or through contaminated food and drink.
Food that can occasionally cause norovirus infection include:
- shellfish that have not been cooked properly
- unwashed raw fruit and vegetables.
While it is not always possible to prevent becoming infected, there are simple, practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of spreading the virus:
- always wash your hands after going to the toilet and before handling food
- cook food thoroughly
- clean all food preparation areas and utensils before and after use.
Further information can be found by following these links:
Public Health Wales - Norovirus (external link)
NHS Choices (external link)