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Covid-19: Business Support

Latest update:

Alert level 0: guidance for employers, businesses and organisations

- Business Support Bulletin 20 October: - a regular bulletin with the latest business support information.
  For previous copies see Business Support Bulletins heading below. 
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Contact us:  busnes@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

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Financial Support and Business Rates

Downloadable Social Distancing Signs

Here is a basic bilingual site signage package that you can download and print to help your customers and staff to keep safe. Contact your local printer/designer if you’d like some quality/bespoke signs for your business.



Reopening Your Business - 6 Things to Remember 

Create a coronavirus NHS QR code for your venue 

Smoke-free Premises Signs

Public protection

Complaints and enquiries relating to Covid-19

We are working with businesses across the county to ensure that they follow the latest regulations issued to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19. If you are concerned about a business that does not comply with Covid-19 regulations please let us know:

Report a concern: Compliance with Covid-19 

We also seek to prevent any scams or fraud involving Covid-19.  Please report any concerns to the Trading Standards team: 

Report a concern: Trading Standards


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

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Apprenticeship Recruitment Support

The apprenticeship incentives, which will run from August 2020 to 30 September 2021, will help businesses to recruit apprentices, supporting the development of a workforce that is able to meet changing business needs.

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Human resources advice from Menter a Busnes

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Business Support Bulletins

20 October: EVENT: SMART Solution Showcase – Helping places to understand their citizens 21 October 2021; FUNDING: Gwynedd Town Centre Loans Fund; EVENT: How to use your story to market your business 29 October 2021; RECRUITMENT: Recruiting Prison Leavers – Employers Summit 2021; SURVEY: National Slate Museum – Past, Present and Future; EMPLOYMENT: GO Wales – Helping students to develop skills for the workplace; EVENT: Free FSB virtual events; RECRUITMENT: Working Wales – Tourism and hospitality recruitment/careers campaign.

15 October: COVID-19: COVID Pass – first weekend; TECH: ‘Become a SMART Town’ workshops; TECH: The Internet of Things -IoT – project at Glynllifon College Farm; TECH: Ffiws Maker Space Porthmadog; LEARNING: Expanding Horizons with Equity LIVE; EVENT: BlasCymru/TasteWales 2021 27-28 October 2021. 

13 October: COVID-19: COVID Pass guidance updated; FUNDING: SME Innovation Funding Call; WELLBEING: RCS – Working Well Programme | Becoming a Wellbeing Employer 21 October 2021; SURVEY: Farmer & Landowner survey – Our Living Trails; WELLBEING: Menopause in the Workplace; EVENT: FSB Meeting the Challenge in Wales: Becoming a Sustainable Small Business 15 October 2021; EVENT: Healthy Working Wales – COVID-19 Commendation Event. 

8 October: COVID-19: Coronavirus control plan: autumn and winter 2021 update; COVID-19: COVID Pass for events and nightclubs; COVID-19: General resources; EMPLOYMENT: Incentives for businesses to recruit apprentices further extended; RESEARCH: RSP North Wales – Employer Survey.

5 October: FUNDING:Welsh Food and Drink Industry – The Decarbonisation and Covid Challenge Fund; REGULATION: Changes in allergen labelling requirements; COVID-19: Deadline for Covid-19 sick pay; BUSINESS SUPPORT: Childcare and Playwork providers; REGULATION: Additional training requirement for door supervisors and security guards; AWARDS: Go North Wales Tourism Awards 2021; COVID-19: PCR testing sites. 

1 October: COVID-19: Furlough scheme has ended; EMPLOYMENT: Sign up to the Equality Pledge; COMPETITION: Heroes of Net Zero Competition; BREXIT: Latest; HOSPITALITY: PCA (Pubs Code Adjudicator) publishes factsheet on Code rights; TECH: ‘Become a SMART Town’ workshops; COMPETITION: Could your organisation’s response to Covid-19 be award winning?

29 September: REQUEST: Accommodation sought; CONSULTATION: Establishing a statutory registration or licensing scheme for holiday accommodation operators in Wales; TAX: Businesses get more time to prepare for digital tax changes; LEGISLATION: Withholding tips from staff to be made illegal; LEARNING: Expanding Horizons with Equity LIVE.

24 September: RESEARCH: Cultural Freelancers Wales survey; FOOD and DRINK: Workshops and Masterclasses; LEARNING: Cyber Resilience – Secure Your Business, Secure Your Future 12 October 2021; LEARNING: FSB Meeting the Challenge in Wales: Becoming a Sustainable Small Business 15 October 2021; LEARNING: The Journey to Net Zero – FSB virtual conference 2 November 2021; FUNDING: National Lottery Heritage Fund – ‘15-minute heritage programme – Round 2’. 

21 September: FUNDING: Creative Wales Development Fund; COVID-19: Children’s soft play and indoor play areas: potential reasonable measures action card; LEARNING: MADE Cymru – last chance to take advantage of 100% funding; RESEARCH: RSP North Wales- Employer Survey; LEARNING: Miwtini: Bangor 22 September 2021; TECH: SMART Towns Cymru webinar – ‘Discover Digital Marketing Methods’ 24 September 2021; TECH: 5G and the Creative Industries: Gaming 27 September 2021; EVENT: FSB Fully Funded Digital Marketing Apprenticeships in Wales 8 October 2021. 

17 September: COVID-19: COVID Pass for events and nightclubs announced; COVID-19: Wales remains at Alert Level 0; COVID-19: HSE ventilation guidance; COVID-19: Vaccination; COVID-19: PCR testing sites; COVID-19: General resources.

15 September: FUNDING: Give your business a boost by winning £25,000!; FUNDING: Rates relief extended for childcare providers until 2025; REGULATION: End of temporary insolvency measures; LEARNING:Toyota Lean Clusters Programme; HEALTH & SAFETY: Latest news and guidance from the HSE; TECH: Ffiws Maker Space Porthmadog; AWARDS: FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2022; SURVEY: Enterprise Engineering and Optics Centre Business Needs Survey. 

13 September: NETWORKING: Cardiff Business School Breakfast Briefings; BREXIT: Guidance and advice; AWARDS: St David Awards 2022; WELLBEING: Anti sexual harassment pioneers needed; CONSULTATION: Local taxes on second homes and holiday lets.

8 September: ENVIRONMENT: Recycle Week 20-26 September 2021; AWARDS: Digital Leaders 100 Awards; LEARNING: FSB Events; EVENT: National Hospitality Day 18.09.2021; NETWORKING: Cocktails and Creativity 15 September 2021 5:30pm-7:00pm.

2 September: Bulletin Content - COVID-19: Measures to protect businesses from eviction extended; LEARNING: Free webinars to help food and drink manufacturers get digital; TECH: ‘Become a SMART Town’ workshops; COVID-19: Vaccination Clinics; COVID-19: Bangor PCR testing site has moved; COVID-19: Summary and resources.

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