Written Questions by Sam Rowlands, North Wales MS

Please find attached written responses to three written questions below, that Sam Rowlands, North Wales MS submitted to the Minister for Economy, Vaughan Gething:  Sam Rowlands (North Wales): What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact that current alert level 2 COVID-19 restrictions are having on the tourism sector? (WQ84164) Sam Rowlands (North Wales): In light of Wales being at COVID-19 alert level 2, what additional support is the Welsh Government providing to the tourism sector? (WQ84165) Sam Rowlands (North Wales): In addition to the Wales International Inbound Tourism Fund, what further action is the Welsh Government taking to promote Wales an international tourism destination for 2022? (WQ84166).  Vaughan Gething […]

Phased easing of Covid restrictions to continue – First Minister 

Wales will complete the move to alert level 0 on 28 January  From Friday 21 January, Wales will move to alert level 0 for all outdoor activities. This means:  Crowds will be able to return to outdoor sporting events. There will be no limits on the number of people who can take part in outdoor activities and events. Outdoor hospitality will be able to operate without the additional measures required introduced in December, such as the rule of 6 and 2m social distancing The Covid Pass will continue to be required for entry to larger outdoor events attended by more than 4,000 people, if unseated, or 10,000 people when seated. The Covid Pass is […]

COVID-19 Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) Business Support – December 2021 – February 2022 Eligibility Checker

The ERF is targeted at businesses in the hospitality, leisure and attraction sectors and their supply chains who have been materially impacted by a greater than 60% reduction of turnover between 13th December 2021 and 14th February 2022. The funds seeks to compliment other COVID-19 response measures to support businesses, social enterprises and charitable organisations in Wales. The ERF will support: Businesses impacted between 13th December 2021 and 14th February 2022 and closed by regulations from 26th December 2021.Event Space and attractions materially impacted between 13th December 2021 and 14th February 2022.Other businesses with greater than 50% impact on turnover between 13th December 2021 and 14th February 2022. And (applies […]

Emergency Covid Financial Support Including Newly Established Businesses

In late December WG issued statements about the £120m financial support that has been made available for businesses impacted by Omicron, they are now able to confirm that subject to meeting the eligibility criteria the funding will also be available to newly established businesses. The Welsh Government recognises that there is a need to support those who started a new business in the summer months.The funding will provide a potential lifeline to those who have recently established their business and help them to continue trading through the period 13 December 2021 to 14 February 2022 despite being impacted by the spread of Omicron. To be eligible businesses must have been […]