A SERIES of emergency provisions have been put in place at the Senedd to keep the Assembly running while combatting the spread of coronavirus.

For the immediate future, the full Plenary will be replaced by smaller 'emergency Senedd' meetings which include fewer AMs. Political groups and independents will decide who attends.

If required, these meetings will be held on Tuesdays and include statements by the first minister and a chance for opposition AMs to ask questions.


If the situation changes, steps have already been taken to allow the Assembly to adapt.

Standing Orders have been amended so only four AMs are needed for votes at Plenary meetings to be valid.

Such meetings can also be held online through video conferencing.

And as previously announced, the Assembly has nominated an Acting Chair of Plenary meetings and designated Temporary Presiding Officer, who can act in the absence of the Llywydd and Deputy Presiding Officer.

The Assembly and Commission staff will continue to review the situation and respond to the latest guidance by Public Health Wales.