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OCPA statement on public appointment processes in Wales during social distancing public health provisions due to COVID-19

Blog post by Peter Riddell

Monday 23 March 2020

The Commissioner and the Welsh Government agreed a temporary pause on competitions for public appointments made by Welsh Ministers, on 23 March 2020. You can read the full detail of the announcement (PDF, 1 page, 620KB). For an accessible version of this, please contact the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

The decision remained under review and as a result of updated public health advice, on 30 June the Welsh Government decided to lift the suspension of competitions on a phased basis, starting with competitions already underway, using video-conferencing technology. More detail can be found on the Welsh Government’s website.