The Guernsey Sports Commission is acutely aware that sports organisations in Guernsey are already under threat as a consequence of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Commission has been gathering evidence and financial data from all sports on the island seeking to quantify the scale of the problem and ensuring we are best placed to be your voice speaking to Government to try to secure sufficient support to keep you all operating.
The Commission believes it’s important to have a unified approach at this time so we can ensure that all sports’ voices and challenges are heard and understood.
If you haven’t yet replied to Steve Sharman’s recent email requesting information about your current and possible future financial situation (including staffing) then please get in touch as soon as you can. You can also contact Steve on 07960 148377 if you would like to discuss your sport’s situation in further detail.
We will be doing everything we can to help.
In the interim, we will try to signpost to you some of the support that may already be available to you and your staff.
Employment & Social Security is encouraging individuals to get in touch if they need financial support as a result of the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19. Details are outlined in a media release dated 20th March You can contact them on 732516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The States of Guernsey has also announced a range of support for businesses experiencing difficulties. Please check out the Business Support document which outlines measures currently in place including the ability to defer Social Security payments for those who are self-employed and also the deferral of rent payments if you rent facilities from the States of Guernsey.
The States of Guernsey has also announced plans for payroll co-sharing and grants to support businesses and the self-employed
Mental Health and Wellbeing – Guernsey Mind has a range of resources available to support people during these challenging times https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/toolkit/coronavirus-and-isolation-supporting-yourself-and-your-colleagues/
We know that many of those working in sport rely on the sport and activity actually taking place to generate income and whilst we cannot make any promises we can confirm that we will do everything we can to help.