Changes to the lockdown announced

Plans to allow family and friends to meet outside have been unveiled by First Minister Mark Drakeford as the strict stay-at-home coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations are eased in Wales. From Monday, 2 households in the same local area will be able to meet outdoors. In doing this, however, people must follow social distancing and strict hand hygiene practices to control the spread of the virus.’Local’ means not generally travelling more than 5 miles from home to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading from one area to another. The changes mean people can meet another household outdoors in their local area but all the other rules to protect people from coronavirus will […]

Team of volunteers in North Wales, creating scrubs and other PPE

Team of volunteers in North Wales, creating scrubs and other PPE

A message from our friends at the Scrubs Team Hello First – a great big thank you to North Wales Tourism for sharing our appeal with you A Bit About Us! We are a busy team of volunteering individuals, we are based in the Presbyterian Church, Penrhyn Bay, North Wales and we create Scrubs and other PPE (Personal, Protective Equipment), for the people who need it most throughout the UK. The Scrubs Team We need volunteers, particularly knitters and machinists. If you do not have these skills but you still want to help, we have other positions available such as outreach, social media, deliveries, pickups, drivers, and cutters! Drivers, Cutters, […]

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Scheme to Launch in May

A new online service will launch on May 26 for small and medium sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees, the Government has announced. The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme was announced at Budget as part of a package of support measures for businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This scheme will allow small and medium sized employers, with fewer than 250 employees, to apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related SSP. Employers will be able to make their claims through a new online service from May 26. This means they will receive repayments at the relevant rate of SSP that […]

Holiday entitlement and pay during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please see below link to the guide explaining how holiday entitlement and pay operate during the coronavirus pandemic, where it differs from the standard holiday entitlement and pay guidance.

Traffic light-style roadmap to bring Wales out of lockdown published

A TRAFFIC light roadmap setting out how Wales could exit the coronavirus lockdown has been unveiled today by the First Minister, Mark Drakeford. The traffic light categories will apply across Welsh life, including: Reopening schools and childcare facilitiesSeeing family and friendsGetting aroundPlaying sport games and relaxingWorking or running a businessGoing shoppingUsing public servicesPracticing faith and special occasions The document gives some detail to how life would look under each category: Lockdown – Schools are only open to vulnerable pupils’ children and children of key workers, people are advised to stay at home, only leaving home for essential travel and to work from home if possible. Red – Schools enabled to […]