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Covid-19: Business Support


- The Welsh Government has announced a ‘Start Up Grant’ of £2,500 to support new businesses in Wales in dealing with the severe impact of Coronavirus (check your eligibility here).

- Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) Phase 2 is now open for applications (external link). The Fund is open to applications until 10 July 2020 (or until the fund is fully committed).

- Guidance for tourism and hospitality businesses for a phased and safe re-opening (external link)

- Guidance for creating safer public places now available (external link).

- Reopening guidance for food businesses (external link).

- Free online courses from Superfast Business Wales (external link).

- Keep Wales Safe at Work: Advice and guidelines on Preparing to restart and re-opening your business in the Your responsibilities – Guidance and advice for business tab below.

Contact us:  busnes@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

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To apply for Welsh Government Grants - see the 'Financial Support and Business Rates' tab below.

The following information is currently subject to sudden change. The content of this page is correct to the best of our abilities.


Your responsibilities – Guidance and advice for business

Keep Wales Safe at Work

Preparing to restart and re-opening your business. Practical guidance on safely returning to work. 

Keep Wales Safe at Work  

Workplace guidance for employers and employees: COVID19

Legal guidance 

Workplace guidance

Tool Kit

Reopening guidance for food businesses

Other information which may be of use: (NOTE: this is not a comprehensive list and often this information concerns requirements relevant to England, which may be different to those in Wales)

- UK Government Guidelines on working safely during Coronavirus: Shops and Branches


What businesses need to close?

A number of businesses have now been required to close. 

A full list of businesses which need to close 

Welsh Government Guidelines on staying at home and away from others

Call for all holiday-letting agencies in Gwynedd to close immediately.

Financial Support and Business Rates

Overview of support

Support for small and medium sized enterprises - summary



Welsh Government Business Support Grants

Welsh Government Business Support Grants – Information for Self Catering Businesses 

Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) 



Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is open for applications and supports a wide range of business finance products, including term loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance facilities and can provide facilities of up to £5 million for smaller businesses across the UK facing loss or deferral of revenue, leading to cash flow disruptions.


Other financial support

Salary Costs / Job Retention scheme

Business Rates

Deferred VAT payments: VAT (Value Added Tax) payments will be deferred for 3 months. 

Public protection

Complaints and enquiries relating to Covid-19
Gwynedd Council is working with businesses across the county to ensure they follow the latest regulations introduced to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19. The Council is also trying to avoid scams/fraud/counterfeit Covid-19 goods and also seeks to ensure Fair Trade.  

If you are aware of a business that does not obey Covid-19 regulations or if you are aware of any scams/fraud/counterfeit Covid-19 goods or have a complaint/query about Fair Trade, please let us know: 

E-mail: PublicProtection@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

      Phone: 01286 682790 / 01286 685603/ 01341 424497 / 01758 704018


Services provided

In addition to providing advice to businesses and the public, the services will deal with :

- Product safety issues
- Complaints about animal health and welfare/animal feed
- Food Safety Notifications
- Notices of hazardous accidents and incidents in workplaces
- Notifications of infectious illnesses
- Complaints about businesses that remain open
- Renewals to renew taxi licences only
- Applications from licensed premises for temporary event permit to sell alcohol for off-site transportation
- Requests to bury the deceased in public health funerals
- Allegations of oil pollution from domestic tanks
- Enquiries about the safety of private waters
- Air pollution complaints
- Complaints about litter that may be hazardous to health   

Further support and information

Businesses that pay statutory sick pay to their staff

View details


Human resources advice from Menter a Busnes

View details 


If you live in Gwynedd and need this information in another format or language please contact: