Help is potentially at hand for our affiliated Clubs in Wales who are experiencing difficulties as a result of the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Please click here for further information and a contact email address. Do let us know how you are getting on and we can include an update about your club on the NSRA website.

WSA

Support for Sport webinar – 15th April 14.00 – 16.00 via Zoom. Here’s the scheduled link, please add it to your diary https://us02web.zoom.us/j/912475768

Advice continues to move at pace. At present, we are in the process of planning to have guest contributors to give updates on the furlough scheme, business rate relief and other business support packages.

Sport Wales Emergency Relief Fund (ERF):
The application system was due to go live on the Sport Wales site today, we anticipate that this will now be tomorrow 9th April 2020. Please keep a close eye on the Sport Wales website.

Statement from Welsh Government - Guidance for sport re essential maintenance at sports facilities / grounds

“At this stage of the pandemic the Welsh Government’s position is to slow the spread of the virus and our designation of key workers remains as set out on our website[1]. However, regulations in force in Wales[2] do allow workers to travel to their normal place of work if they cannot reasonably or practicably work from home. Therefore businesses can carry on working as providing it is safe for them to do so, and providing they observe the measures set out in the regulations. Along with the other devolved administrations in the UK, we recognise that greenkeepers will play a big part in carrying out important maintenance tasks as part of the wider effort to support the eventual return of the sport sector as a whole.”

Welsh Government and Public Health Wales guidance regarding social distancing advice for cyclists

Thank you for your emails regarding social distancing advice for cyclists. Welsh Government and Public Health Wales guidance remains that people should only leave the house for very limited reasons and while one of the exceptions is for one form of exercise a day, such as a cycle, time outside should be kept to a minimum, people must be alone or with members of their household, and they must ensure they are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of their household.  The guidance on Welsh Cycling’s website appears to be consistent with that of British Cycling, which sensibly advises people to only use routes close to home, and helpfully refers to the guidance on hygiene and social distancing published by the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.

The measures introduced by government are designed to reduce people’s day to day contact with other people.  It’s vital that individuals and organisations adhere to the guidance as part of our collective effort to reduce the rate of transmission of coronavirus.

Welsh Government

The First Minister announced that the stay-at-home regulations which were due to end next week will not end then. He said there is more work to do in reviewing the regulations and the precise nature of what will follow the current regime will be agreed by the UK, Welsh and Scottish Governments and Northern Ireland Executive over the coming days.

He said the Welsh Government has already released 8 million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment from pandemic stores and this will continue to rise over the coming days, hopefully to around 11 million. He said there are no gaps in current supplies of PPE, but there have been some bottlenecks in getting supplies to the people who need it.

WCVA

The Voluntary Services Emergency Fund is a new grant scheme to enable voluntary organisations providing vital support during the Coronavirus crisis to continue and expand their work. Application Process Here

Mind

These pages below are all being regularly updated when new advice is provided by the UK or Welsh Government

Coronavirus and your wellbeing (Adult):

English: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Welsh: https://www.mind.org.uk/cy/gwybodaeth-a-chefnogaeth/y-coronafeirws-ach-lles/

Coronavirus and your wellbeing (young people):

English: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Welsh: https://www.mind.org.uk/cy/gwybodaeth-ar-gyfer-pobl-ifanc/coronafeirws/y-coronafeirws-a-dy-les/

Coronavirus: Supporting yourself and your team:

English: https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/coronavirus-supporting-yourself-and-your-team/

(Note: Welsh version currently being translated)

WSA – Updated Equipsme Coronavirus offer - Practical Health & Wellbeing Support Plans

Equipsme are offering three months FREE for those who sign their staff up to the GP+ and Stress Support service.  Offer available for WSA members with 2-20 employees. The plan is £8.50 per month per staff member thereafter.

Equipsme are offering One month FREE for those who sign their staff up to the GP+ and Stress Support service. Offer available for WSA members with 20+ employees. The plan is £8.50 per month per staff member thereafter.  Further details can be found here:

https://wsa.wales/partners/watkin-davies-insurance-consultants/

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