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1. Social distancing

Mobility reduced significantly at the end of March, but steadily increased until the summer. Since the firebreak mobility has been stable, but with increases in retail and recreation and supermarkets.

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Mobility reduced significantly at the end of March, but steadily increased until the summer. Since the firebreak mobility has been stable, but with increases in retail and recreation and supermarkets.

Source: Google COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports

Data as at: 4 December 2020

2. Discretionary Assistance Fund

Between 18 March and 3 December, 118,575 COVID-19 related Emergency Assistance Payments, with a total paid value of £7.73 million.

Recording started on 18 March. COVID-19 related reasons applicants are presenting include:

  • having to stop or reduce work
  • delay to benefit claim
  • increased energy/food costs (family at home)
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This chart shows the weekly number of emergency Discretionary Assistrance Fund payments from March to present, broken down into normal and COVID-19 related payments.

Weekly number of Emergency Assistance Payments (MS Excel) 

Following the 1 May announcement of increased funding, applications will be treated with greater discretion and flexibility, when dealing with COVID-19 hardship claims. Further background to the Discretionary Assistance Fund

Data as at: 4 December 2020

3. Support for business

As of 9 December 2020 the third phase of the Economic Resilience Fund has awarded 46.4 thousand grants totalling £149.3 million. This includes Business Development Grants and the Lockdown Business Fund.

Source: Welsh Government

Data as at: 9 December 2020

4. Third Sector Resilience Fund

Provides direct financial support for third sector organisations which need help to get through this crisis and by paying their bills and easing cash flow.

114 applications have been approved, and £4.85 million paid through the third sector resilience fund.

Source: Volunteering Wales

Data as at: 4 December 2020

5. Quality and methodology information

Social Distancing

The information is created with aggregated, anonymized sets of data from users who have turned on the Location History setting. The baseline is the median value, for the corresponding day of the week, during the 5-week period Jan 3–Feb 6, 2020. The data shows changes broken down by six areas: retail & recreation, parks, supermarkets & pharmacy, workplaces, residential and public transport. Data are available for the local authority areas in Wales. An average of those is used to derive a Wales figure. No weighting is applied to account for the different sizes of each local authority – that is because that information is not available from Google, only relative change.

COVID-19 community mobility reports

Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF)

DAF data is supplied to the Welsh Government by our service provider Northgate Public Services (NPS). The data is operational data that is extracted from their ICT system on a daily basis. The data does not go through any formal validation processes and therefore is not published as a National Statistic.

Third Sector Resilience Fund

The Third Sector Response Fund data is monitoring data taken from the Wales Council for Voluntary Action’s fund database.

6. Contact details

Statistician: Andy O’Rourke
Telephone: 0300 025 9578
Email:  kas.covid19@gov.wales

Media: 0300 025 8099

SFR: 231/2020

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