Coronavirus - Latest News from Russell George AM

Last updated: 12:00 - 03/04/2020

It is our responsibility to make sure we each take all the precautions we can to take care of not only our friends and loved ones but our amazing frontline staff. Make their jobs easier by sticking to the rules. 

Coronavirus - Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions on what you should and should not do...


1. When am I allowed to leave the house?

You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:

Coronavirus - Health Advice

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible

Coronavirus - Education

Schools across the country have closed and schools and childcare should only be open to a limited number of children of those who have been identified as "key workers.

We must keep the number of children in educational, childcare and play settings to the smallest number possible.

Coronavirus - Support for Businesses

Welsh Government business support – latest position


Details of the Welsh Government business support schemes developed in light of Coronavirus are set out here.


Business rate relief


Coronavirus - Finance & Employment Support

Powys County Council has set up a dedicated phone line for financial advice and support. You can get in touch between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday on 01597 826345.

Personal Banking and Current Accounts 

Coronavirus - Rented Housing Advice

Renters struggling to pay their rent as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic should speak to their landlord as soon as possible in order to explain their situation and explore ways of managing the situation.

Health Services in Mid Wales

The Welsh NHS has been the responsibility for the Welsh Government for two decades. For every pound that is spent on a patient in England, the Welsh Government receives £1.20 to spend on a patient here so there's no excuse for under-funding.

Working for a prosperous Mid Wales

I suspect we can all share the same aim for 2020 – that is to see a Mid Wales which is more prosperous.

One of the areas of my work that I most enjoy is going to meet businesses across Montgomeryshire, whether it's one of our largest businesses, or a small business on the high street.