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Covid-19: Business Support

LATEST UPDATE

- 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.
 

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


**NOTE: 
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

 

Grants

Welsh Government Business Support Grants

Welsh Government Business Support Grants – Information for Self Catering Businesses 

Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) 

 

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. 

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