Guidance and support available as businesses in tourism sector reopen their doors
"We have a vibrant and resilient tourism sector here in Warwickshire which gives us the best possible chance of seeing the industry bounce back strongly in the second half of the year”
Warwickshire County Council is working hard with the Districts and Boroughs and other partners to help businesses in the tourism sector to be fully equipped for reopening after lockdown.
Most sectors of the visitor economy will reopen on July 4th, provided they adhere to the necessary Health & Safety and social distancing criteria.
It is vital that businesses observe all the legislation in place to protect themselves and their customers and, to assist them to do that, there is a lot of helpful information available.
A dedicated page on the national tourist board site offers advice to all segments of the tourism industry on getting ready to reopen.
The national tourist boards have just announced the launch of an industry standard and consumer "marque" to boost visitor confidence. Businesses will be able to sign up online and use the marque once they meet the standard. For more details, please visit: "We're Good to Go"
Alex Holmes, Visitor Economy Manager for WCC, said: “Tourism operators have been calling for an industry standard to reassure visitors, so this is great news. There’s a lot of invaluable information online to help businesses reopen safely and we’d urge them to make full use of it.
"We have a vibrant and resilient tourism sector here in Warwickshire which gives us the best possible chance of seeing the industry bounce back strongly in the second half of the year”.
The Government has also published guidance for people who work in hotels and guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions, and business events and consumer shows and guidance for restaurants, pubs and bars.
Full information and guidance for all businesses can be found at Warwickshire County Council's main Coronavirus business support page.