Use this page to navigate the latest guidance on the virus for people in Wales
Individuals and families
Read the latest information about COVID-19 from Public Health Wales.
Read stay-at-home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
Guidance for employees
Read all the latest guidance and frequently asked questions for employees including details about statutory sick pay, accessing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to cover 80% of your wage and Universal Credit.
Sickness and disability benefits
Face-to-face assessments for all sickness and disability benefits will be temporarily suspended for the next 3 months from Tuesday 17 March.
No further action is required by any claimant as a result of this change. They will be contacted with advice on next steps.
Find out all the latest travel advice and sign up for travel alerts via the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) website.
Find the latest information on schools and educational settings via the Welsh Government website.
The UK Government has agreed with mortgage lenders that they will offer repayment holidays of 3 months to households in financial difficulty due to COVID-19. Customers who are concerned about their current financial situation should contact their lender at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss if this is a suitable option for them.
The Welsh Government has agreed that measures developed by the UK Government to suspend evictions from social or private rented accommodation will apply to Welsh tenants. The three month mortgage payment holiday will also be extended to Buy to Let mortgages to protect landlords.
- The Welsh Government has launched its Looking Out for Each Other campaign about how to help people who are staying at home because of coronavirus. Find out more via the gov.wales/safehelp online hub.
- Find out more about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic via the Welsh Government’s website.
- Read guidance for those arranging or planning to attend events and mass gatherings in the UK.
- Read advice about looking after your mental wellbeing.
- Read about support for victims of domestic abuse.
- Find out how to protect yourself from fraud and scams during the COVID-19 pandemic via Action Fraud.
General guidance for employers
The UK Government has published extensive guidance for employers of all sizes and types, including details on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what to do if someone is suspected or confirmed to have the virus.
UK Government support for businesses
The UK Government has set out a package of measures to protect public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
Businesses in Wales could benefit from the following schemes and announcements:
Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme via the British Business Bank. The scheme will be interest free for 12 months.
Businesses will receive government grants worth up to 80% of wages to keep workers in jobs. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will pay up to £2,500 per worker each month, helping those who are self-isolating or caring for loved ones.
Millions of people across the UK could benefit from the new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, with those eligible receiving a cash grant worth 80% of their average monthly trading profit.
Businesses will be given an additional 3 months to file accounts with Companies House to help companies avoid penalties as they deal with the impact of COVID-19.
Welsh Government support for businesses
Because some aspects of business support are devolved, the Welsh Government has set out a range of support measures:
Business support package
The Welsh Government has published details of its £1.4 billion business support package to help businesses across Wales.
Capital repayment holidays
The Welsh Government has announced the Development Bank of Wales will be offering all its business customers a three-month capital repayment holiday to help them manage the financial fallout from the virus.
Economic Resilience Fund
The £500m fund will support Welsh firms of all sizes, including social enterprises, with a focus on those which have not already benefited from coronavirus grants.
Business support and helplines
HMRC tax helpline
HMRC has set up a helpline for businesses and self-employed people who are concerned about paying their tax due to COVID-19.
Call 08000 241222 for help and advice.
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Business Wales support
Get help with your business online by contacting Business Wales
How you can help
The UK Government is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the United Kingdom as part of our response to COVID-19.