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Coronavirus COVID-19 Tourism business updates

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we all need to prepare for significant changes within the tourism sector. We hope we can support you in finding the information you need to make the key decisions you will need to take for your business.

Ryedale District Council is following the advice of government guidelines in relation to coronavirus

Guidance from Government on how the additional business rate support for some small businesses will be rolled out will be published on our Coronavirus - business support webpage.

COVID-19 advice for accommodation providers providing hotel and other accommodation in the UK.

Please remember we are here to do anything we can to support our tourism businesses, not only today and in the weeks ahead, but also in the future when we will be focusing on how best we can help business to recover as quickly as possible.

4 July Hospitality guidance
The UKHospitality guidance documents for England, Scotland and Wales, which covers a number of sectors from hotels and caravan parks, through pubs and restaurants to family amusement centres and amusement parks has now been published and is freely available at: https://www.ukhospitality.org.uk/page/UKHospitalityGuidanceforHospitality

Please be aware that the hyperlinks may not necessarily function on the online version but will do if you download a copy.

Other sector specific advice can be accessed below:

Hotels and other guest accommodation

Indoor and Outdoor attractions

Reassurance for visitors that it is safe to travel

Visit Britain - We're Good to Go Industry Mark launched

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

The scheme is free to join and open to all businesses across the sector. To obtain the mark businesses must complete a self-assessment through an online platform including a check-list confirming they have put the necessary processes in place, before receiving certification and the ‘We’re Good To Go’ mark for display in their premises and online.
Quality in Tourism have devised a Safe Clean Legal kite-mark to guide businesses through the process of being ready to welcome visitors post-Covid.

Tourism Business Support available

For regular updates on issues within the sector follow our tourism industry Twitter account - VisitRyedaleBiz.

Visit England/Visit Britain
For advice specific to the tourism industry, Visit Britain, which has all the latest information on Covid-19 and how Government and its agencies are managing it.

Welcome to Yorkshire
The latest information for businesses from Welcome to Yorkshire.
Business Resources to help with COVID-19
#YorkshireTogether: How to adapt your business during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

Tourism Know How
Business support including free online marketing workshops filled with practical ideas and 'how to' information for immediate use. Relevant businesses can access this remotely. Full details on www.tourismknowhow.com.

Tourism businesses can also join the very supportive online Tourism Network community. Tourism specialist Susan Briggs, provides regular support through this community.


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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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