Coronavirus control plan: alert levels in Wales – An Update

Describes the measures to control coronavirus at 4 alert levels and how the level will be set. It also sets out how and when Wales will move between these alert levels. The all-Wales measures are designed to be as simple, fair and clear as possible and they will provide greater certainty for people and businesses about what legal restrictions will be put in place, depending on the level of risk, helping them to plan for the future. coronavirus-control-plan-alert-levels-in-walesDownload

Open Letter Update – COVID-19 restrictions in North Wales

A very quick update since the Open Letter “COVID-19 restrictions in North Wales – Impact on Tourism, Hospitality, Leisure and Supply Chains” was put together, supported by 160+ North Wales organisations in 24hrs and subsequently sent direct to the First Minister. We sent out aswell the Open Letter to MPs, Members of the Senedd (MSs), Leaders at all 6 North Wales Local Authorities and UK Government. Additionally a press release was sent out, to raise the profile of the Open Letter – see attached the Letter itself along with some of the coverage (further coverage links also below). To date we have received supportive responses echoing our call which challenges […]

ERF Restrictions Business Fund:

The Welsh Government has launched the Restrictions Business Fund to support businesses and sole traders that have been directly impacted by the additional restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19 The grant seeks to complement other Covid-19 response measures to support businesses, social enterprises and charitable organisations in Wales. Further information can be found on your respective Local Authority websites:,-support-and-training/Cronfeydd-Busnes-Cyfyngiadau-Rhagfyr-2020.aspx Anglesey and Denbighshire links not yet live

Written Statement: Updated Covid control plan for Wales

The plan sets out four alert levels – from low-risk alert level one to alert level four: • Alert level one/low-risk – this represents the closest to normality we are likely to have before the summer and the widespread availability and take-up of vaccination. • Alert level two/medium-risk – additional, targeted controls are in place to maintain infection rates at lower levels. These may be complemented by more targeted local restrictions to manage hotspots or specific incidents and outbreaks. • Alert level three/high-risk – these are the strictest package of restrictions, short of a firebreak or lockdown. • Alert level four/very high risk – restrictions at this level are equivalent […]

Eligibility checker for hospitality, leisure and tourism fund goes live Friday 11 December

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism businesses impacted by latest coronavirus restrictions can now find out how much they can expect to receive from the latest round of Welsh Government’s business support package. A new eligibility checker and calculator will be live on the Business Wales website from 10am on Friday 11 December to help businesses work out what support they can expect to qualify for. Guidance will also be available for firms to help them through the application process for the Sector Specific Fund which will open during the week of 11 January.

Flexible Skills Programme

Is your business success constrained by current skills within your business? Is your business considering a new business opportunity, new technology, an expansion plan and growth? Our programmes may be able to help you with financial support towards upskilling your staff. We currently have specific programmes to help: develop advanced digital skills;address export related skills challengessupport skills gaps in the Engineering and Manufacturing SectorUpskilling in the Compound Seminconductor sector and its supply chainsupport skills gaps and upskilling in the Creative Sectorsupport skills gaps and upskilling in the Tourism and Hospitality SectorRecruiting an IT or Engineering graduate Who is Eligible: Your business must be based in Wales, solvent and you must […]

Webinar with What3Words – The simplest way to talk about location

Street addresses weren’t designed for 2020. They aren’t accurate enough to specify precise locations, such as building entrances, and don’t exist for parks and many rural areas. what3words has divided the world into 3 metre squares and given each square a unique combination of three words. It’s the easiest way to find and share exact locations. Snowdon peak, for example, can be found at ///super.ultra.enhancement. The free what3words app and website are used across the whole of the UK and around the globe. Lizzie, who’s in the partnerships team at what3words, will give an intro to the concept and give examples of how it’s being used in the tourism industry. […]