COVID 19

Dear Reader, here is a collection of the best information we can find to help our community of the Cefn at the centre of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site during this crisis and hope all remain well. If you have useful information that you would like to share please send in and we will post, this is how this web page has been built.

 

Please note if you scroll down the page you will find sections, input from and links to WHO, AVOW, UK Government, WAG, NHS, BCUHB, Public Health Wales, North Wales Fire Service, Local Food Service, News, Community Councils, WCBC, CAB, Local Help Groups, Local Business Support, and Welsh Government Business Support.

 

We hope for the best for all and will do whatever we can to try and ensure recovery and in the meantime my best wishes to you all,

 

David Metcalfe, on behalf of the PKC Group & Cefn Community Council.

The Telegraph COVID 19 News regularly updated

For regular worldwide updates on the Coronavirus please click on this link:

Telegraph Corona Virus Updates

WHO

World Health Organisation

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

LINK TO WHO Advice

AVOW UPDATE

AVOW Covid 19 Update Document
This is the latest copy of the AVOW position on Covid 19
Week 26 Current postion re AVOW and Comm[...]
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The Foodbank in Wrexham is still operational and has started a number of doorstep deliveries – the Foodbank is a last resort provision and is not for people’s ongoing food needs – to obtain food from the Foodbank someone needs to have the necessary voucher issued by a support agency. https://wrexham.foodbank.org.uk/

Delivered Hot Food: A number of business have started delivering hot food and they can be found on www.avow.org

Central UK Government

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do, Advice and other information on related matters to

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

WAG & Coronavirus

WAG & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
  • Find out what to do if someone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus.
  • If you are concerned about your symptoms, check if you need medical help.
  • Find out how you can reduce the risk of catching or spreading coronavirus.

https://gov.wales/coronavirus

 

Welsh Government advice for Voluntary Organisations

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-the-third-sector-html

NHS Direct Wales

BCUHB

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Corona Virus Advice

https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/

 

BETSI CADWALADR UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
This briefing document contains up-to-date information about what is being done in North Wales as we co-ordinate our response to the rapidly developing situation.
BCUHB COVID-19 Partner Briefing 20 March[...]
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Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales is one of the 11 organisations which makes up NHS Wales. We are the national public health agency in Wales. We work to protect and improve health and well-being and reduce health inequalities for the people of Wales.

 

 https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

North Wales Fire Service

NWFRS - North Wales Fire Service

 

Dear all.

 

In the present position the nation finds itself, many people are requested to stay at home as much as possible.

 

It is a sad statistic that generally the more time that people stay at home, the greater risk of a fire in the home. People need to stay vigilant and take precautions to make their home a safer place. North Wales Fire Service have always offered free advice to residents and normally undertake Home Visits to offer this advice. However, this has now been restricted under the present crisis.

 

Therefore, please take care, stay safe and I provide a useful advice sheet that covers the main points.  

 

Regards

 

Mike Davies NWFRS

Fire Safety Check List
Basic fire safety tips for adopting into your daily routine to help make your home safer.
Fire Safety Check List.pdf
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Local Community Councils

Cefn Community Council:

Clerk - Trina Nicholls-Smith – Telephone 01978 821298

Email: cefnmawrparish@btconnect.com

Cefn Community Agent - Marie-Claire Telephone 07925 048711

Email: cefncommunityagent@gmail.com

 

Llangollen Rural Community Council:

Clerk - Mrs Andrea Evans – Telephone 07950813858

Email: clerk.llangollenrural@gmail.com

 

WCBC - Wrexham County Brough Council

The Council is maintaining an information site were lots of local and national information can be found.

https://beta.wrexham.gov.uk/service/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information

 

Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) – Public Briefing Notes

https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/category/council-services/

 

WCBC & Social Care 27th March 2020
Council Social Care continues to be provided in line with our normal levels of provision. Significant numbers of staff are being affected by self-isolation requirements, but arrangements are in place to maintain capacity despite this.
WCBC Social Care 27.3.20.pdf
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Citizens Advice Bureau

CAB recommendations on Council Tax Alleviation
It is welcome that some individual Local Authorities are making what provision
they can assist those who are currently struggling to pay their Council Tax.
However, a crisis on this scale requires a national response.
Coronavirus and council tax arrears.pdf
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CAB National Help Line: 03444 77 20 20

Coronavirus - what it means for you - Citizens Advice

 

This page is regularly updated as government advice becomes available. There are things you can do to help you avoid getting coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. There are also things you can do to stop the virus spreading if you think you have it.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you/

Local Business Support

C19 Keep Wales Safe at Work
This document is to help employers, employees and the self-employed in Wales understand how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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HSE Health & Safety Executive

Working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/working-safely/index.htm

 

BOUNCE BACK LOAN SCHEME

 

 

BBLS is available through a range of British Business Bank accredited lenders and partners, listed on the British Business Bank website.

 

A lender can provide a six-year term loan from £2,000 up to 25% of a business’ turnover. The maximum loan amount is £50,000.

 

The scheme gives the lender a full (100%) government-backed guarantee against the outstanding balance of the facility (both capital and interest).

 

https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-schemes/bounce-back-loans/

 

 Covid-19 - support for businesses for the Cefn & Wrexham

 

BUSINESS RATE RELIEFE

 

Retail, leisure and hospitality businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or less will receive 100% business rate relief for the 2020/2021 financial year.

 

BUSINESS GRANTS

  • A grant of £25,000 for occupied businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sector with a rateable value of between £12,001 and £51,000, or;
  • A grant of £10,000 to businesses eligible for Small Business Rates Relief with a rateable value of £12,000 or less. 

 

Further details on these schemes and additional financial assistance for businesses can be found here: https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice

 

For grant awards of either £10,000 or £25,000

 

Please refer to the qualifying criteria shown above under Business Grants. If you feel you are eligible, please complete and submit the online application form. Please ensure you complete all mandatory fields or your claim will be rejected.

 

https://beta.wrexham.gov.uk/service/covid-19-help-businesses

 

Wrexham Council appreciates the exceptional circumstances faced by businesses and is working hard to implement this support package as soon as possible and it may take a few weeks to finalise all awards.

 

Should you have any queries, please email businessrates@wrexham.gov.uk  You will receive a reply as soon as possible but we would ask you to be patient as we are experiencing a high volume of enquiries at this time.

 

The Wrexham Business team is receiving numerous requests from local businesses and it is acting as an information brokerage service, directing companies to the official government guidance for employers and business such as the web links below:

 

Central Government UK

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/wsi/2020/353/schedules/made

 

Central Government UK

COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

 

Central Government UK

Closing certain businesses and venues, this link provides guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close

 

Central Government UK

Claim for your employee’s wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

 

HMRC & Central Government UK

Tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-helpline-to-support-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Central Government UK

COVID-19: support for businesses

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

 

Central Government UK

Business rates: expanded retail discount - guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/business-rates-retail-discount-guidance

 

Central Government UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for individuals and businesses in Wales

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-individuals-and-businesses-in-wales

 

Central Government UK

Help and support if you’re self-employed

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-if-youre-self-employed

 

Welsh Government

Coronavirus (COVID 19): closure of businesses and premises

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-closure-businesses-and-premises-0#section-39060

 

ACAS

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

 

WCBC

Covid-19 - support for businesses

https://beta.wrexham.gov.uk/service/covid-19-support-businesses

 

The Wrexham Business & Investment team can be reached on 01978 667300 or email business@wrexham.gov.uk

 

WCBC Business Support
Do you run a business in Wrexham? The Business & Investment Team in Wrexham Council is continuing to provide support to businesses across the county borough during these uncertain times.
Business Support - Covid 19 - PR.pdf
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