With the rising cases of Covid and the discovery of the Omicron variant, the Senedd was recalled to discuss the new regulations. This included closing nightclubs, returning to the rule of six as well as stopping spectators at sporting events.
During the debate I asked for clarification on Covid Passes and their effectiveness. The First Minister insisted they have been effective it was just the context of how they were being used was changed.
This led me to ask why Covid Passes were still unavailable to those who are not able to be vaccinated or take regular LFTs. I have raised this issue 7 times over the past few months and disappointedly they still haven’t been updated despite several assurances they would be. I will continue to raise this issue with the Minister.
The sudden change in regulations has impacted many business in the region during what was due to be the busiest time of year for many sectors. Applications will open 18th of January 2022 for additional financial support for businesses impacted by Covid.
The Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) is targated at businesses in the hospitality, leisure and attraction sectors and their supply chains who have been materially impacted by a greater than 60% reduction of turnover between 13 December 2021 – 14 February 2022 and will remain open for two weeks.
The below link includes an eligibility checker so business can find out how much they can expect to receive in financial support