The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 3) (Wales) Regulations 2020

These Regulations are made in response to the serious and imminent threat to public health which is posed by the incidence and spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Wales. The Regulations impose requirements and restrictions on individuals, businesses and others.

£300 million for Welsh businesses

The new and bolstered economic package will see: Payments of £1,000 for businesses that are eligible for Small Business Rates relief and occupy a property with a rateable value of £12,000 or less. Payments of up to £5,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses that are required to close and which occupy a property with a rateable value of between £12,001 and £50,000.A discretionary £2,000 top-up grant for businesses closed or materially affected by the firebreak lockdown.A further discretionary £1,000 grant for businesses that were materially affected by local lockdown measures for 21 days or more prior to the start of the firebreak lockdown period. Welsh Government is also providing […]

Plas y Brenin and University of Edinburgh announce new partnership to advance Adventure Sports Coaching Theory and Practice

Plas y Brenin National Outdoor Centre and the Moray House School of Education and Sport at the University of Edinburgh, announce the launch of a transformative new approach to the education of outdoor professionals. Staff from both institutions have previously collaborated on a range of innovative research projects, and this has culminated in the UK’s first ‘pracademic’ partnership, to design and deliver a unique educational program that incorporates ground-breaking research, NGB qualifications, and exceptional opportunity to access world-class outdoor experience. Ruth Hall, Chief Executive, Plas y Brenin, said “We’ve seen a significant growth in participation, with greater numbers of people getting involved in outdoor activities and adventure sport. The issue […]

New Finance Package announced

The First Minister announced an additional £300m package of financial support to assist businesses thoughout the 2 week period. Every business covered by the small business rates relief will get a £1,000 payment. Small and medium-sized retail, leisure and hospitality businesses which have to close will receive a one-off payment of up to £5,000. Both will be paid via your Local authority There will also be additional discretionary grants and support for smaller businesses, which are struggling. More information to follow. The First Minister also said he has written to the Chancellor to ask him to give Welsh businesses early access to the new expanded Job Support Scheme from Friday. […]

Fire break lockdown announced

Wales will go into a national lockdown from 6pm Friday 23 October until 9 November, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced Everyone will be required to stay at home – working from home wherever possible – only exceptions will be critical workers and where working from home is simply not possible. This includes the closure of all hospitality businesses (apart from takeaways), libraries, community centres and recycling centres and non essential retail etc. Places of worship will be closed for normal services, except for funerals and weddings. Primary schools will reopen after the half term break, but only Years Seven and Eight in secondary schools will return at that time. […]