Canoe Launching at Glasbury: URGENT questionnaire for all SWOAPG Members and other paddlesport providers who use the Wye from Glasbury to Hay

We should be grateful if ALL OUR MEMBERS (whether you use the Wye or not) AND OTHER PADDLESPORT PROVIDERS WHO USE THE WYE FROM GLASBURY to HAY (including hire companies) could complete this online questionnaire by Sunday 30 January to help us move forward with the next steps towards reinstating canoe launching at Glas-y-Bont Common. … Read more

Business Support for Covid Restrictions – Covid-19 Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) Emergency Fund opens today

Grants will be available to business who are impacted by the recent set of restrictions from 26th December 2021 to 14th February 2022 announced by Welsh Government. All grant schemes close to new applications at 5pm on the 14th February 2022. There are two schemes for retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism business and their supply … Read more

Waterfall Country Gorges Code of Conduct Training – Certificates now available to download online

If you have completed one of more of our online gorge Code of Conduct training courses, you are now able to download your certificates for the Sychryd & Upper Mellte courses direct from their ‘home page’  – login to each course at Courses – South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group and hit the ‘Download Certificate’ … Read more

Outdoor Activity Residentials under current Covid-19 Alert 2 arrangements UPDATE FOR SCHOOL RESIDENTIALS

Further to our recent message (included below), we’ve today received further information from Welsh Government that there is no change to the previous guidance for school residentials, so it appears that the limit of 30 indoors does not therefore apply to these. [WG have said “whilst the guidance for schools was updated last Friday –  … Read more

Happy New Year!

Well, 2021 is over at last and 2022 has begun with uncertainty again about the future… …so let’s at least hope for the best and look forward to a productive and prosperous year. Whatever it holds, we sincerely hope and wish for a Happy New Year!

Covid-19 ERF Business Support – December 2021 to February 2022 Eligibility Checker

The following information is from  Welsh Government and may be of benefit to some SWOAPG Members… The Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) is targeted at businesses in the hospitality, leisure and attraction sectors and their supply chains who have been material impacted by a greater than 60% reduction of turnover between 13 December 2021 and 14 … Read more