UK Chancellor anounces new Job Support Scheme

New Jobs Support Scheme will be launched for employees working at least a third of their normal hours, who are being paid for that as normal. The government and employers will jointly increase their wages to cover two-thirds of their lost pay and the employee will keep their jobAll small and medium-sized businesses are eligible, but larger businesses must show their turnover has fallen during the crisis. Employers can use it even if they have not previous used the furlough scheme it replacesIt will run for six months from NovemberThe existing grant for self-employed people is being extended on similar terms to the Jobs Support SchemeA “pay as you grow” […]

NHS COVID-19 app: guidance for businesses and organisations

From 24 September NHS Covid-19 app users will be able to scan (check-in) as they enter a venue. If people who visited the venue test positive for coronavirus, other app users who were there at the same time may be sent an alert. The app notification will never mention the name of your venue, it will just let app users know that they may have come into contact with coronavirus. The new NHS COVID-19 App will not provide an alternative for hospitality businesses and other high-risk settings for keeping records of staff, customers and visitors to assist with TTP, in case of an outbreak. This means that in Wales it […]

Keeping records of staff, customers, and visitors: Test, Trace, Protect (TTP)

The new NHS COVID-19 App (mentioned above) will not provide an alternative for hospitality businesses and other high-risk settings for keeping records of staff, customers and visitors to assist with TTP, in case of an outbreak. This means that in Wales it will still remain a legal requirement for pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants to collect and retain contact information of staff, visitors and customers for 21 days, regardless of whether they are displaying an official QR code poster associated with the new NHS COVID-19 App. Whilst businesses will be encouraged to display the QR code poster, the App does not cover the requirement associated with this guidance, so details […]

£14 million funding package for Wales’ sport and leisure sector

The ‘Sport and Leisure Recovery Fund’ will support the sector with the ongoing challenges resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic and provide longer-term sustainability. The fund is intended to provide essential support to sports clubs and organisations, independent providers and sporting events who have all faced significant challenges during the crisis and continue to be severely impacted. The fund will help in driving innovation for local authority leisure centres and Leisure Trusts to complement the Hardship Fund for local government. https://gov.wales/14m-funding-package-for-wales-sport-and-leisure-sector

Adventures in North Wales Podcast

North Wales Tourism have successfully been awarded funding by Westminster Government to carry out Enjoy Summer Safely Campaign which runs to middle of September (extended to 30 September on the 9th September).  This was a very short leading campaign with a quick turnaround to encourage the public to get back to the things they have missed whilst following COVID-19 safety guidelines.   As part of the campaign we produced a series of 3 branded podcast which are available on Apple and Spotify. Episode 1 North East Wales In this episode Megan travels around the East part of North Wales to bring you a taste of what the area has to offer.  […]