Mark Isherwood - 'Will the Minister answer the concerns of the North Wales hospitality sector who ask when they will be on a level playing field to their counterparts in England in regards of COVID-19 restrictions and support'?
Answered by the Minister for Economy: Throughout the pandemic, the Welsh Government has taken a science-led and evidence- based approach to our response and will continue to put the health of the people of Wales at the forefront of our decision-making.
On the 14 January the First Minister announced a phased plan to move gradually out of alert level 2 and fully back to alert level zero from 28 January. From Friday 21 January, Wales would move to alert level zero for all outdoor activities. The three-weekly review cycle would be re-introduced from 10 February, when the Welsh Government will review all remaining measures at alert level zero.
To provide support to those impacted by our restrictions, we have made unprecedented levels of funding available to support businesses through the pandemic, including through the Wales-only Economic Resilience Fund and the non-domestic rates (NDR) linked grants and discretionary grants which were delivered by local authorities.
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