Visitor Economy – Industry Advice and Support

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To help guide and support all those who work in the tourism industry to reopen safely from July 4th we have rounded up all the latest information, guidance and support. 

Page Updated: 17.07.2020, new or updated information highlighted with **

National Support

Government Advice 

Guidance from the Government has been published to help and support key sectors of the industry –

  • Guidance for people who work in hotels and guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions and business events and consumer shows can be read here. Further guidance is also available for people who work in or run hotels and other guest accommodation here
  • The UK Hospitality Guidance on how to manage premises in a Covid Safe manner in England can be found here.
  • **Further advice has been published here for accommodation owners to incorporate the changes that have occurred since 4th July .
  • Guidance for reopening of museums, galleries and the heritage sector is available here.
  • Guidance for people who work in or run restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes and takeaways can be found here
  • ** New guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings can be found here.
Visit Britain/Visit England

Visit England have a dedicated hub on Business Advice as well as a programme of online webinars to help tourism businesses get ready to open. 

To support businesses as they work towards re-opening and welcoming customers, the ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard and consumer mark is now available to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for businesses, attractions and destinations as well as reassurance to local residents and visitors that clear processes are in place and that businesses are good to go. We would encourage all businesses take part in this consumer mark, sign up for FREE here

Arts Council England 

Arts Council England have launched their ‘Response to Reset’ campaign for the creativity and culture sector. For more information visit www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid-19/covid-19-response-reset.

Performing Arts

Guidance for people who work in performing arts, including arts organisations, venue operators and participants.

Sport England
  • Sport England are encouraging people to stay active, wherever possible. For more information about the latest government guidance and what that means for your facility visit Sport England website.
  • ** Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation has been updated to reflect the new measures that can be implemented from 4 July .

Regional Support

Welcome to Yorkshire have launched a Welcome to Yorkshire Industry recovery plan as well as new and exciting schemes to help reopen businesses including a new affiliate membership scheme offering free support and resources. We would encourage all businesses to become a Yorkshire Affiliate Member, sign up for FREE here.

Local Support

Tees Valley Combined Authority have launched a “Welcome Back Fund” with grants of up to £1,500 available to help independent small and medium-sized visitor-facing businesses to reopen in time for the summer.   For further information or to register your interest in applying for a grant, visit teesvalleybusiness.com/welcome-back-fund/ 

**Tees Valley Combined Authority grant scheme for businesses in the visitor economy – up to £3k of free professional support is available https://lnkd.in/euzt2Yi

If you are a business with concerns or queries, more information is available from the council’s website and on the Business Redcar | Cleveland site. 

If you would like to contact a member of the Enjoy Redcar | Cleveland team please email enjoy@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk or call 07970313881

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