Conwy NDR and Discretionary Grants – UPDATE

The Extended Restrictions Business Fund non Domestic Rates and Discretionary grants, which temporarily closed for Conwy County Businesses on Tuesday 16th February will re-open for applications at 12pm Monday 22nd. This fund covers the extended period of restrictions announced on the 29th January. If you have already applied to the scheme or received an automatic payment (NDR grant only) do not reapply. If you have not already received a payment or applied to this fund when the scheme re-opens you will be able to apply Please note There are no automatic payments being made through the discretionary fund all eligible businesses will need to submit an applicationIf your business is […]

WG Briefing – 19/02/21

Beyond Next 3 weeks – If cases of coronavirus continues to fall and improvements to the Public Health in Wales this is what is being considered in the next review period on the 8th of March: Return to school will be main priority with the aim of getting primary aged school children and some older students, returning to schools and colleges from 15th MarchLook at lifting the stay at home messageChanges to non-essential shops and hairdressers Talks are also taking place about reopening tourism in time for Easter, looking at prioritising self contained accommodation.

Smoke-free laws – Changes from 1 March 2021

On 1 March, the law around where people can smoke in Wales is changing. This means that hospital grounds, school grounds, public playgrounds, and outdoor care settings for children will be required to be smoke-free. It will be an offence to smoke in a smoke-free area and anyone caught breaking the law could face a £100 fine. The legislation will also make changes in the tourism sector. There are currently exemptions that allow smoking in self-contained holiday and temporary accommodation (cottages, caravans, chalets and Airbnb etc.) and for hotels, guesthouses, inns, hostels and members’ clubs to have smoking bedrooms. The new legislation keeps these exemptions, but only for a limited […]

Lockdown to continue for further three weeks as pupils return to school

Stay-at-home restrictions will continue in Wales as the youngest pupils begin returning to school from Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed today. Following the latest review of coronavirus restrictions, the Welsh Government also announced some minor changes to the current rules: From Saturday 20 February, four people from two different households will be able to meet outdoors for socially distanced local exercise. This doesn’t apply to private gardens.From March 1, the law will be changed to allow licensed wedding venues, such as visitor attractions and hotels, to re-open but only to perform wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.Sport Wales will make arrangements for more of our talented athletes to resume training […]

Sport Sector Private Provider Fund

The Sport Sector Private Provider Fund provides financial support to private and commercial providers. The fund aims to ensure that private businesses are able to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic to continue providing opportunities which keep people active across Wales. The fund is for private and commercial providers who directly deliver physical activity opportunities to the public in Wales such as: commercial gymsdance and fitness studiosgolf courseshorse riding providersmotorsport providersskate parkstrampoline parks Grants of £5,000 and £15,000 (depending on annual turnover) will be made available to those who are able to show that they have a net loss from operations that would have taken place in Wales, since April 2020, […]