Corona Virus (COVID-19) Latest Saundersfoot Information Update 2nd July 2020

Posted on Mon 16th Mar at 2:09pm

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We would like to thank all for attending our first SCT Business Forum last night.  We were really encouraged to see over 30 business owners taking part and thought you all raised valid points and questions.  We are aware that some questions may not have been asked or answered within the hour and would encourage you to please send them to us via this email where we can address them at the next forum.

There were many offers of help and links to relevant information.  We have attached those mentioned in the forum last night and hope you will find them useful and beneficial to your business. 

Rita Gibson from The Chemist Inn has done some intensive research into protocols including Risk Assessments.  Rita is willing to talk to anyone wanting information she has sourced in relation to her business sector.  Please find below the link to the free CPL Learning Covid 19 course she mentioned in the forum.
Rita also mentioned her procedure of taking customers temperatures before allowing them into her establishment.  We have included a link as an example to the type of thermometer Rita has purchased. Click here 

Andrew Evans, Chamber Committee Member and owner of St. Bride's Spa Hotel pointed business owners to UK Hospitality - Covid 19 Secure Advice and Risk Assessment for Hospitality Businesses.

Is your business good to go in Wales?

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Apply now to confirm your business has taken the necessary measures and is operating in line with the Government guidelines and Public Health guidance (relating to Welsh businesses) clearly set out in your COVID-19 Risk Assessment.

Upon successful completion of the application, you will be sent a secure link to download your certificate, mark and a toolkit with practical steps for telling your customers that your business is Good to Go.

The application will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and you need to make sure you have read the relevant Government and Public Health guidance for your country before you begin. Please also make sure you have read the Terms & Conditions.

For more information on reopening your business, including links to sector specific guidance, please visit the Business Advice Hub. If you have any further questions, please call our team on 0345 873 8050.


Cllr Phil Baker has sent us information from Pembrokeshire County Council on being Covid 19 Aware for Retailers. (see attached) & Food Delivery and Takeaway Advice (see attached)

For those who missed last night's forum, we plan to host a 'drop in' forum  every Monday from 7:00pm until 8:30pm. 

Please find below the link to the next Business Forum on Monday 6th July from 7:00pm. 

Meeting ID: 889 7568 3830.         Password: 736125

If you have any particular questions please email them to saundersfootchamber@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Best wishes, 

Dilys Hackett & Holly Thompson
(Chair & Vice Chair)

30th March 2020

Click here to find a list of official agencies and links to the latest official information relating to the COVID-19 virus.  You may find this particularly useful if you are searching for guidance on a variety of topics such as business grants, benefits, housing, employment etc


22nd March 2020

COVID-19: CHALLENGES ARISING FROM SUDDEN SURGE IN TOURISM

The Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council, Councillor David Simpson, has consulted with leaders at Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire county councils; Hywel Dda University Health Board and MPs and AMs across the Hywel Dda region in preparing the following statement:

‘As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic progresses, it is crucial we all play our part in tackling this disease in what is an unprecedented challenge in modern times.

‘In particular it is extremely important that everyone follows the advice from the Government to slow and stop the spread of this virus and that we all do everything we can to support our essential public services, especially our NHS.

‘The Government has now urged the public to stay at home and limit all but essential travel and it cannot be stressed enough how vital this advice is.

‘One major concern that we are starting to witness is an influx of tourists into West Wales and the consequences this may have in the coming weeks and especially the serious risk that there will be an overwhelming, unnecessary pressure on our services and supply chains.

‘As strong supporters of the tourism and hospitality industry here in West Wales, we fully understand the huge and grave challenges facing the sector and why some businesses may want to take this opportunity to bring in visitors at this time.

‘However, our absolute top priority is the need to stop spread of this virus and also to protect our NHS from the increased pressures that tourism brings at a time when they will be stretched to the absolute limit.

In line with the official Government advice therefore and also in recognition of the interests of the resident population here in West Wales, it is with great regret that we are taking an unprecedented step and asking people not to come on holiday to Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion or Carmarthenshire at this time.

‘We are collectively exploring every avenue to support all businesses affected by this crisis but the overriding concern has to be to keep people safe and well.

‘Please do not underestimate the risk this disease presents and we would urge you to take all the appropriate steps to keep you and your family safe, and also help all those who live and work here in West Wales stay safe and well.

‘We promise you that Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion will be just as amazing places once this is all over and we are looking forward to the day in the near future when we are once again welcoming everyone back.’

This statement has been issued on behalf of the following:

·         David Simpson, Pembrokeshire County Council Leader

·         Emlyn Dole, Carmarthenshire County Council Leader

·         Ellen ap Gwynn, Ceredigion County Council Leader

·         Maria Battle, Hywel Dda University Health Board Chair