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COVID-19 Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) Business Support

Applications for the COVID-19 Economic Resilience Fund with a turnover of more than £85k are now closed.

Applications for the Emergency Business Fund for businesses with a turnover of less than £85k are now closed.

 COVID-19 Support for Business

To help businesses locate the varied range of support available to them to get through this difficult period take a look at the COVID-19 Business Support Finder pages we’ve created.

 

These packages of support are designed to cover as much of the Welsh Economy as possible, and are mainly focused around providing financial support for businesses, however business advisory support is still available online through our Business Wales service to assist you with financial planning and recovery when the outbreak ends, and businesses start to consider their recovery.

 

Wales completes move to alert level zero

 


Changes to Wales’ Test Trace Protect service

A timetable for changes to Wales’ Test Trace Protect service was published on 28 March 2022 as part of wider plans to gradually move beyond the emergency response to the pandemic. The Welsh Government continue to strongly advise that everyone self-isolates if they have COVID symptoms or test positive.

A new Social Care Transition Plan has also been published, which sets out new arrangements for care homes between April and June 2022.

For further information visit Changes to testing and care homes as we all learn to live safely with coronavirus | Business Wales (gov.wales)


Cautious approach to coronavirus protections to continue

From Monday 28 March 2022, face coverings will no longer be required by law in retail settings and on public transport, though they will continue to be recommended in public health advice. And the requirement to self-isolate will also move into guidance. 

However, 2 key legal protections will remain in place as coronavirus cases have risen sharply in recent weeks, driven by the BA.2 sub-type of the omicron variant.

Face coverings will remain a legal requirement in health and social care settings and coronavirus risk assessments must continue to be carried out by businesses, with reasonable measures put in place in light of those assessments.

For further information visit Cautious approach to coronavirus protections to continue | Business Wales (gov.wales)
 


Covid Transition Plan: Together for a safer future: Wales’ long-term COVID-19 transition from pandemic to endemic

A long-term plan marking the start of Wales’ transition beyond the emergency response to the pandemic which has been in place for two years. 

Together for a Safer Future sets out how Wales will live with coronavirus, just as we live with many other infectious diseases, and what that will mean for the many public health services and protections Wales has put in place, including vaccine and testing services.

We are asking businesses and other employers to build on the elements of infection control they have put in place to protect staff and customers such as remote working, clean and ventilated premises, so they can be applied to all respiratory infections, not just coronavirus, in line with pre-pandemic Health and Safety law. 


Key Areas

Business Wales Webinar

Search Business Wales webinar for various COVID-19 business online events

Business Wales News

Here you can find Business related news covering COVID-19

Development Bank of Wales

Unique lender to businesses in Wales