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New £500m Economic Resilience Fund Launched For Wales The fund will support firms of all sizes, including social enterprises By Rhys Gregory On Mar 30, 2020 Last updated Mar 31, 2020 0 Comments Photo credit: Matthew Horwood  ShareFacebookTwitter First Minister Mark Drakeford has today announced a new £500m fund to provide extra support to the Welsh economy, businesses and charities experiencing a sharp drop in trading as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Economic Resilience Fund aims to plug the gaps in the support schemes already announced by the UK Government, including the Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, which will guarantee
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Positive Coronavirus News – We have the Internet To Keep Us Connected – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

We have the internet to keep us connected… Before the internet, isolation would have been extremely lonely. But thanks to the advent of modern technology, it is easy to FaceTime & video call our loved ones and keep up with them on Social Media, making us feel much more connected then we otherwise would have. Dr Shmerling said: “We currently have ways to practice social distancing that preserve at least some social and medical connections. “People in isolation or quarantine can ask for help, visit friends, ‘see’ family and doctors virtually and provide updates on their condition.” Business News Coronavirus
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Positive Coronavirus News – Fund Raising – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

The National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal has raised almost £11 million since launching a week ago (Weds 18). The first £2.5 million is now being distributed to front-line charities, which will deliver food to isolated people, help people recover after leaving hospital, and protect vulnerable children now schools are closed. Business News Coronavirus News Positive Coronavirus News and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See https://mikearmstrong.me/news For Business Advice follow the link or visit one of our Blogs: Entrepreneur Zone | King of Marketing | The Voice of Social Media | Networking Grapevine | British Business News |
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Royal Mint changed Tac and making Covid-19 Visors for NHS – Positive Coronavirus News #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Credit: Royal Mint The Royal Mint has begun mass manufacturing medical visors to protect frontline NHS staff from coronavirus. Based in Llantrisant, engineers at The Royal Mint developed a medically approved visor design which they can produce thousands of each day.  The first batch of visors are already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital in south Wales.  Health care workers have expressed concern over the amount of PPEavailable to them, despite Welsh Government reassurance that there is enough to go around.  The Royal Mint, usually known for making money and coins, are turning their focus to helping protect people against COVID-19
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Happy Friday – Enjoy this Funny #Coronavirus Song! #PositiveCoronavirusNews

For more serious Coronavirus News please follow the link. Business News Coronavirus News and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See https://mikearmstrong.me/news For Business Advice follow the link or visit one of our Blogs: Entrepreneur Zone | King of Marketing | The Voice of Social Media | Networking Grapevine | British Business News |
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All the latest UK & Global Coronavirus News from the BBC

    By Andrew McFarlane     NHS staff saluted     It was an emotional moment for those who took part – not least the NHS staff and care workers being saluted by the nation. The Royal Family and prime minister joined well-wishers who flocked to front doorsteps, balconies and windows on Thursday evening night to applaud those dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. It came after figures revealed the UK death toll rose from 475 to 578 in one day, with 11,658 confirmed cases. There will be additional support for the NHS from firefighters, who have agreed to drive ambulances and deliver essential
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All the latest Coronavirus News from the BBC – UK & Global News…

    By Andrew McFarlane     Help for self-employed     It seems self-employed people are about to get some of the help they have been demanding since the government agreed to pay 80% of the salary of staff kept on by employers during the coronavirus outbreak. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to reveal what’s in the package at a press conference later. It comes as MPs criticise banks for asking business owners to put up personal assets such as property – other than their family home – to secure loans. This is despite government promises to cover 80% of losses if the
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Coronavirus could have ‘already infected HALF the population – and it’s been spreading since January’

Coronavirus could already have infected HALF the British population and has been spreading in the UK since January, a new study claims. Oxford … Coronavirus could have ‘already infected HALF the population – and it’s been spreading since January’
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Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus

THE limit for in-store contactless payments is rising to £45, from £30, next week. This is to try and help people to limit physical contact to fight … Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus
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More details on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)…

Further details have emerged for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) which is designed to assist qualifying businesses during these unprecedented times. The Scheme aims to support long-term viable businesses who may need to respond to cash-flow pressures by seeking additional finance.  The loan will be provided by the British Business Bank through participating providers during the Covid-19 outbreak. Full details of the CBILS scheme can be found here – but the main criteria are: Loan facilities of up to £5m 80% of the lenders risk is covered Repayment terms up to 6 years for term loans and asset finance, but
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Free Trains in Wales for NHS Staff On TfW and other Transport News…

NHS staff in Wales are being offered free travel on Transport for Wales rail services with immediate effect, the company has announced. NHS workers will just need to show their work ID to access services to get themselves back and forth to work until 30 April. Public transport is to operate on a reduced scale throughout Wales because of the coronavirus pandemic. However the reduced service has led to crowding on some trains. New timetables are now in place for trains and buses until further notice. Announcing the move for NHS workers, Transport for Wales (TfW) said: “At Transport for
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The New Welsh Inventions inspired by the Global Pandemic…

A new ventilator, a virus-killing snood and a hands-free door pull are just some of the innovations coming out of Wales to tackle coronavirus. Since the outbreak, doctors, scientists and designers have been working on ideas to stop the virus spreading. The ventilator has already successfully treated a Covid-19 patient and has been backed by the Welsh Government. Mass production of the snood-type mask is under way while a 3D design of the handle has been widely circulated. Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price, who was part of the impetus to get the ventilator into mass production, said the innovations put
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Latest update on Coronavirus from The PM as UK goes in to lockdown!

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the UK is going into lockdown in a televised address to the nation last evening. The PM made the announcement from 10 Downing Street amid widespread calls for tougher measures to slow the spread of Covid-19 / Coronavirus. He ordered the immediate closure of all shops selling non-essentials items on Monday evening. He told people to only leave the house to shop for basic necessities “as infrequently as possible” and to perform one form of exercise a day. “If you don’t follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them, including through
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The Wales Team that could face Scotland when the Six Nations resumes…

The very different and stronger-looking Wales XV that could face Scotland when Six Nations clash is rescheduled (According to Wales Online): Certain Wales players may be fit again, while others could be unavailable if the clash takes place in October like its expected too. Gareth Anscombe is amongst the players who could be back for Wales: In these uncertain times, with rugby and sport generally pretty much in hibernation because of the Covid-19 emergency, it’s hard to look much beyond next week let alone seven months ahead. But all will hope the nasty little bug will be seen off in
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Primark to close all 189 UK Stores including all stores in Wales – WelshBiz

Retail Giant Primark is to close all 189 of their UK stores in response to coronavirus. The major high street retailer will close all its shops due to the Covid-19 outbreak in a move affecting some 37,000 people. The Primark store on Cardiff’s Queens Street, as well as all 189 UK stores will close with immediate effect due to the coronavirus. The announcement by Primark, which has branches across Wales, will affect 37,000 people. A Primark spokesman said; “Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our employees,” “Primark has committed to supporting all employees who are directly affected
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Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) to support Businesses in South Wales…

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) has today outlined its work supporting businesses in South Wales affected by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The region is working with the Welsh and UK Governments to keep them updated on the current experiences of South Wales business, while working to ensure the region’s business are kept informed of the support available to them and how it can be accessed. The Covid-19 (coronavirus) disease has caused huge disruption to many businesses for the foreseeable future and with this comes the uncertainty of how they will cope. During this time, the CCR wants to ensure that
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Latest Welsh Government Coronavirus Update from Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

Written Statement: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services First published: 21 March 2020 Last updated: 21 March 2020 Share this page Twitter Facebook Email Further to my statement on 18 March, I can confirm the Chief Medical Officer has issued the following guidance to NHS Wales. The novel Coronavirus was genetically typed and identified on 7 January 2020. 3 weeks later the specialist virology centre within Public Health Wales had commenced testing for this virus. Testing capacity has continued to be ramped up and Public Health Wales now has capacity for over 800 tests
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Gavin Henson keeping spirits up in Wales…

The Gavin Henson gesture that sums him up brilliantly The former Wales rugby star has done his bit to keep spirits high in what are difficult times. Gavin Henson delivers pints of beer to a local: Gavin Henson recently hit the headlines after it was announced that he and his wife had opened up a new restaurant. The former Wales international and his partner Katie are the new proud owners of The Fox in St Brides Major in the Vale of Glamorgan. But as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, it is one of many thousands of businesses set to
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Former and future health and social care professionals needed – Welsh Government News…

PRESS RELEASE Former and future health and social care professionals needed to help Wales respond to coronavirus Wales’ former health and social care professionals are today being asked to return to work, as an emergency recruitment drive is launched to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. First published:21 March 2020Last updated:21 March 2020 Share this page Twitter Facebook Email Wales’ Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Social Services and Integration have made simultaneous appeals to their colleagues to sign-up to support those affected. Final-year students will also be offered work in the NHS to help boost the workforce over
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