Calls for customer support in the face of the financial impact of the new Covid measures in Wales

ANOTHER local business that supports a vital charity says it will be hit hard by the new Covid measures that will take effect in Wales after Christmas.

The metrics are a revised Alert Level Two to respond to the new Omicron variant and are designed to help keep businesses open and trading and protect customers and staff.

The regulations restore protections in hospitality businesses, including licensed premises, and in cinemas and theaters when they reopen after the holiday season.

As the measures aim to keep Wales safe in the face of the growing number of cases of the Omicron variant, this is a blow to the traditionally busiest time of year for companies that have made facing nearly two years of deadlock and uncertainty.

Llay Miners Welfare, known as Welly, says the impact will be huge.

After the announcement of the latest measurements, the Welly posted on his Instragram page.

The message read: ‘Like many other hospitality companies, we are so disappointed and frustrated that the Welsh government has announced new restrictions, which will have a huge impact on us financially.

“The Welfare Institute is not just a business, it is a branch of the charity that offers sports and social activities. We desperately rely on ‘pub’ income to support our association.”

The venue has had to cancel events such as the Declan Swans on December 27, which it hopes to reschedule where possible.

The statement added: “We will now have to add additional staff to each shift to provide table service, which increases our payroll. That, along with the need to cancel various events that we can no longer host, will result in massive loss. of income.

“Unfortunately this is just not sustainable and as such we had to make the very difficult decision to cut some of our hours of operation.

“We ask all of our customers to support us as much as possible over the next few months if you feel comfortable going out to socialize with us.

“We also ask everyone to continue to be kind and patient with our staff, especially while these restrictions are in place. No one wants to be the fun police – but we have to make sure we follow the rules (one more time). times), so we don’t risk being fined.

“Your support is more than ever appreciated – we have made it through the last two difficult years thanks to our very loyal customers.”

The measures also saw the pantomimes at Mold’s Theatr Clwyd and Stiwt in Rhos canceled after Christmas Day.

Joseph P. Harris