Wales to introduce travel restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Under new regulations being prepared by Welsh Ministers, people living in areas with a high-prevalence of coronavirus in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland would not be able to travel to Wales for the time being. They will help prevent the virus moving from such high-prevalence areas to lower-prevalence communities. The new restrictions are planned to come into force on Friday October 16 at 6pm.

Local Lockdown Business Fund

This is a fund to provide financial assistance for businesses that are facing operational and financial challenges caused by the local restrictions imposed in their local authority area as a result of COVID-19. The purpose of the fund is to support businesses with cash flow support to help them survive the economic consequences of the local restrictions put in place in their local authority area.  Eligible businesses will be able to apply for this fund when their local authority has been in lockdown for 28 days. Local-Lockdown-Non-Domestic-Rate-Grant-Guidance-ENGDownload Local-Lockdown-Discretionary-Grant-Guidance-ENG_0Download

North Wales Growth Deal – Private Sector Stakeholder session

Wednesday 4th November 2020, 1-4pm Private Sector Stakeholder session (online) on the North Wales Growth Deal, organised by the NWMD Business Council in partnership with the North Wales Economic Ambition Board. Session includes project presentations within the developing North Wales Growth Deal and Q&A with the Growth Deal team.

Bangor Lockdown

New coronavirus restrictions are being introduced in Bangor following a sharp rise in cases, First Minister Mark Drakeford tonight confirmed. The new measures will come into force at 6pm on Saturday October 10 to protect people’s health and control the spread of the virus. The new restrictions will apply to everyone living in eight wards, which make up the city of Bangor. People will not be allowed to enter or leave the area without a reasonable excuse, such as travel for work or education;People will only be able to meet people they don’t live with outdoors for the time being. They will not be able to form, or be in, […]

Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to Covid Restrictions

Employees who work for UK firms forced to shut by law because of coronavirus restrictions will get two-thirds of their wages paid for by the government. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said it was an “expansion” of the Job Support Scheme, which begins on 1 November and will be available for six months. Job Support Scheme will be expanded to support businesses across the UK required to close their premises due to coronavirus restrictionsgovernment will pay two thirds of employees’ salaries to protect jobs over the coming monthscash grants for businesses required to close in local lockdowns also increased to up to £3,000 per month The government will support eligible businesses by […]

Your Home Your County

North Wales Tourism have created a website to promote businesses open in each of the County Authorities for local residents, during these unprecedented times local residents have an opportunity to rediscover what is on offer on their doorstep, so with this in mind if you are open during this period and would like to promote your business to your County residents please follow the link and complete the form, if you have an offer etc please also add this to the form If you prefer to send your details to be inputted by us please provide the following information and email to Business nameContact detailsDescription of business and […]