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Covid-19: Business Support

Gwynedd businesses reminded of Welsh Government safety measures

Gwynedd Council has released a statement thanking the county’s businesses for their work in helping to keep communities safe as they have been welcoming customers back following the easing of lockdown. But despite the easing of lockdown, Coronavirus remains a risk to us all. That is why Gwynedd Council is reminding bars, cafés and restaurants that lockdown laws still do not permit people from different extended households or ‘social bubbles’ to meet together in order to eat or drink inside their premises (full statement).

 

Latest update:

- Face coverings are mandatory in indoor public places including shops (external link). Resources available in the Downloadable Social Distancing Signs section below

- The Welsh Government continious to encourage people to work from home if they can (external link)

- The Eligibility Checker for the Cultural Recovery Fund grant is now open (external link)

- The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is now open for another round of applications (external link)

- Social Care Businesses - Guidance regarding the Social care workforce special payment scheme has been published (external link)

- Keeping records of staff, customers, and visitors: test, trace, protect: It is obligatory for hospitality businesses and other high-risk settings to collect records of staff, customers and visitors. The ‘high-risk sectors’ are; hospitality, including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes; tourism and leisure, including theme parks, museums and cinemas; close contact services including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers. More information. 

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

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Gwynedd Council acknowledges the importance of our businesses and is ready to support you when you re-open and trade safely. You are an essential part of our communities and the community is eager to support you; by working carefully confidence will grow.

We will work with our businesses and communities to ensure that we support each other during this next stage, maintaining a strong focus on safeguarding the health of the people of Gwynedd and supporting livelihoods.

The Council will ensure that you have access to the latest information, advice and support to help you adapt and survive. This page is updated regularly.

However, please remember that coronavirus remains within our communities, so when you re-open:

  • -  Continue practicing social distancing and make sure that your staff and customers can do so.

-  Continue to wash your hands regularly, and make sure that your staff and customers do so too.
-  Continue being safe – carefully plan and prepare for re-opening to ensure your own safety as well as you staff and communities'.

The Covid-19 restrictions will remain for some time yet. Not all services and facilities can open because of these restrictions. This is a new world for us all; please be patient and respect that things will take time to adapt.

View messange to Gwynedd businesses by Cllr Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Community.

Financial Support and Business Rates

Grants

Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Cultural Recovery Fund Grant 

 

Loans

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. 

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.

Posters

Circles

Reopening Your Business - 6 Things to Remember 

Create a coronavirus NHS QR code for your venue 

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:

cydraddoldeb@gwynedd.llyw.cymru