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Department for Enterprise launches Strategic Capacity Scheme

Financial support available for tourism sector

The Department for Enterprise has established a Strategic Capacity Scheme to help sectors affected by coronavirus.

A range of financial support will be made available for businesses with registered tourist accommodation, based on average revenue per room and occupancy rates.

A fixed level of support will also be available for certain non-serviced accommodation with a workforce of over 800 people, excluding B&B's, campsites, and homestay properties.

Enterprise Minister Laurence Skelly, speaking at this afternoon's media briefing, says tourism is an industry that has been drastically hit:

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Howard Quayle announced that since 10am this morning there has been no more confirmed cases of coronavirus on the Island, therefore, the number of confirmed cases remains at 60.

57 of those patients are self-isolating at home, and three are recieving hospital treatment.

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