UPDATE: Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) for businesses with a turnover of £85k+ extended to 14 June 2021

In light of the changes announced by the Welsh Government today, the application window for the Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) for businesses with a pre-COVID turnover of £85,000+, has been extended from 7 June 2021 until 5:00pm 14 June 2021. Eligible businesses which have/will be impacted by the restrictions still in place during May and June 2021, can apply to the Economic Resilience Fund for financial assistance to help meet their operating costs (excluding staff wages). Support is available for businesses directly impacted by the restrictions and their supply chains. To check your eligibility, go to:


Welsh Government confirms phased move to Alert Level 1

The Welsh Government has confirmed that Wales will start the phased move into Alert Level 1 from Monday 7 June 2021. This will mean that:

  • Up to 30 people can meet outdoors, including in private gardens, outdoor hospitality and public places
  • Larger outdoor organised gatherings and events, such as concerts, football matches and sporting activities, like organised running groups can go ahead for up to 4,000 people standing and 10,000 people seated. All organisers planning events and activities must undertake a full risk assessment and put in place measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including social distancing

The Welsh Government will consider further changes to the regulations on indoor activity later in the month, ahead of 21 June 2021, to determine whether indoor events can restart if public health conditions allow. These include:

  • Rule of six for meeting indoors in private homes and holiday accommodation.
  • Increased numbers for indoor organised gatherings and indoor events
  • Opening ice skating rinks

More useful information is available from:

Gwynedd Council – Business Support

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