Coronavirus restrictions relaxed further to support tourism and leisure sectors in Wales

From Monday, (13 July) the following will be able to open, subject to following the guidance about coronavirus-safe ways to operate: Hairdressing salons and barbershops, including mobile hairdressers.Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes outdoors.Outdoor cinemas.Indoor visitor attractions, but a small number of underground visitor attractions will remain closed for the time being because of the higher risks associated with these environments. The Welsh Government will continue to work with these attractions towards safe re-opening.Places of worship. Faith leaders can begin to gradually resume services when they are ready to do so safely. The Welsh Government is also making changes to the regulations to allow larger gatherings of up to 30 people […]

Register your establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out – Monday 13 July

You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to offer a discount to diners and encourage them to eat at your restaurant.You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme: all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 31 August 2020to offer a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to diners for food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink into claim the money back from the government There is no limit to the number of times customers can use the offer during the period of the scheme. Your customers cannot get a discount for someone who is not eating or […]

VAT: reduced rate for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions

The government made an announcement on 8 July 2020 allowing VAT registered businesses to apply a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT to certain supplies relating to: hospitalityhotel and holiday accommodationadmissions to certain attractions The temporary reduced rate will apply to supplies that are made between 15 July 2020 and 12 January 2021.If you’re a VAT registered business, check if you can temporarily reduce the rate of VAT on supplies relating to hospitality, accommodation, or admission to certain attractions. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-reduced-rate-for-hospitality-holiday-accommodation-and-attractions

High Level Software

High Level Software have launched new contactless functionality for their booking system for hotels & B&B’s. It functionality allows guests: Mobile, contactless check-in, accessed by auto SMS or emailOne-touch, online digital registration formRoom service and table service mobile ordering appMobile, contactless guest payments, using ‘tokenised’ or new cardMobile, contactless check-outAuto-email of invoices upon check-outAll updates delivered in real-time to HLS PMSDelivered to any smartphone or tablet For further information please contact Julie O’Reilly at julie.o@high-level-software.com or call 07487 530745. https://highlevelsoftware.createsend.com/campaigns/reports/viewCampaign.aspx?d=d&c=336498D5BB0C77E0&ID=F40A608535747C3E2540EF23F30FEDED&temp=False&tx=0&source=CampaignSent

The Chancellor’s summer economic update: Background briefing

The Chancellor will make a statement to the House on Wednesday 8 July. He will outline plans to support the economy. The Chancellor’s statement is being labelled as a ‘summer economic update’. https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-8957/CBP-8957.pdf Plans include a new £2bn scheme to create thousands of job placements for young peopleThe chancellor announces a temporary change to stamp duty – immediately increasing the threshold to £500,000Temporary cut to VAT on food, accommodation and attractions from 20% to 5% is announcedChancellor announces new job retention bonus for employers who bring back furloughed staffA £2bn “green homes grant” to help make homes more energy efficient is also unveiled https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-53333253 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/rishis-plan-for-jobs-will-help-britain-bounce-back

Guidance for the safe management of toilets used by the public during the coronavirus pandemic

This guidance is primarily for owners and operators of toilets for public use including but not limited to: Local Authorities, town councils and town/city centre managers/forumsTown and Community CouncilsNational ParksThird sector organisationsHeritage and tourism sitesCommercial or business premises where toilet access is provided to the publicHospitality sector (e.g. cafés, bars, restaurants) https://gov.wales/providing-safer-toilets-public-use-coronavirus-html

The Power Of Social & Using Social for Marketing

The Power Of Social & Using Social for Marketing

Friday 3rd July 2020 Go North Wales teamed up with Globals (one of the world’s leading media & entertainment groups) Panel of Social and Creative specialists for a session on Power of Social and using Social Media for Marketing.  Areas covered during the session included creating the right content for video and engaging creative. To watch the recording of the session and view the slides and supporting documentation please click on the downloads below: Digital transformation video refered to in the presentation Downloads Presentation slidesDownload Focus on… Advertising – Cheat sheetDownload Focus on… Content – Cheat sheetDownload Contact details for Global Donna Fisk – Business Manager07557 157558Donna.fisk@global.com

Webinar – HR and H&S Obligations Around Coronavirus and beyond

Business Owners Are Invited To Peninsula Webinar Covering HR and H&S Obligations Around Coronavirus and beyond. • What are my H&S obligations and what happens if I get it wrong?• How do I write a COVID-19 risk assessment?• Do I need to train staff before they return to work and how do I do that?• How can I reduce my staff’s hours if their contract states full time?• Can I close the business temporarily due to lack of work?• How do I plan for redundancies if our business situation deteriorates?• How can I support my employees during this worrying time?• What Policies should I have in place if Coronavirus returns?• […]

Stay local to be lifted in Wales

The First Minister today confirmed the conditions in Wales allow the requirement to stay local to be removed from Monday.Under the new arrangements, from Monday 6 July: The legal requirement to stay local (and the associated guidance about the 5-mile rule of thumb) no longer applies.There will be no limitation on travel but holiday accommodation in Wales will not be allowed to be open – self-contained accommodation is preparing to re-open from 11 July.People from 2 separate households will be able to join together to form one exclusive, extended household. But they can only be part of one extended household.Everyone joining the extended household must belong to the two households, […]