Supporting recovery of businesses and supply chains from Covid-19

The Welsh Government and the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board have just launched a series of priority actions to support the food and drink sector in Wales in its recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a sudden and significant impact on nearly all businesses and supply chains within the food and drink sector whatever their size. There is now a huge challenge for individual businesses’ survival. The pandemic’s impact threatens our sector’s success. These actions will be the WG and the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board joint short term focus and will target support for the sector over the coming months until […]

A series of changes will be made to the coronavirus regulations over the next 3 weeks

From 3 August: The restrictions preventing more than two households or extended households meeting outdoors will be changed to allow up to 30 people to meet outdoors. Physical distancing must be maintained at all times.Pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes will be able to re-open indoors. As will indoor bowling alleys, auction houses and bingo halls.Licenced wedding venues will be able to re-open to provide wedding ceremonies. However, indoor receptions will not be able to take place for the time being – they will be considered as part of the changes for August 15.The guidance will be updated to relax the position on children under 11 having to maintain a 2 metres […]

“Addo. My promise to Wales” – Industry toolkit now available

As Wales’ tourism industry starts to re-open, Visit Wales communication message is ‘Visit Wales. Safely’, which includes the pledge that they’re encouraging everyone travelling around Wales to get behind, to do the little things that make a big difference. To make a promise together, to ‘Addo’ as we prepare to start exploring again, to care for each other, our land and for our communities. The pledge can be signed virtually on Visit Wales have developed an industry toolkit to make it easier for you to get involved and to share your pledges on social using #Addo#VisitWalesSafely.

Cultural Recovery Fund

The Welsh Government is today announcing a £53m fund to help Wales’ diverse culture sector deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is intended to provide essential support to theatres, galleries, music venues, heritage sites, museums, galleries, archive services, events and festivals, and independent cinemas who have all seen a dramatic loss of revenue due to the pandemic. Funding will support both organisations and individuals in the sector. The total funding package is £53m in 2020-21 comprising £50m revenue and £3m capital. Further details, including guidance for applicants, will be announced later in August.