Assembly Written Question 10671/17-22
Question: To ask the Minister for the Economy what financial support she will put in place to support businesses impacted by new COVID-19 restrictions from 27 November 2020.
Answer: I have introduced the Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme (CRBSS) to support those businesses directly impacted by the Health Protection Regulations. Businesses forced to close or severely limit their operations as a result of the increased Health Protection Regulations that came into effect on Friday 27 November could apply to the scheme if they met the eligibility criteria.Businesses which had already applied and received support via the scheme, for the period commencing 16 October, did not need to make a further application for the additional period of restrictionscommencing 27 November. The scheme closed for new applications on 16 December. CRBSS supplements other support measures available such as the Newly Self-Employed Support Scheme. Details of support measures are available at https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/campaign/coronavirus-updates-support-your-business.