Tourism & Leisure

Visit Britain/Visit England have set up a dedicated page on their website with an overview of the latest tourism-related news and information for UK tourism businesses on the outbreak of COVID-19, including links to useful information and advice.

https://www.visitbritain.org/covid-19-new-coronavirus-latest-information-and-advice-for-businesses?utm_source=VBVE_bulletin_01_04_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bulletin_01_04_2020&utm_content=COVID_19

Royal Society for Public Health

Warning about risks of Legionnaire’s disease in the wake of Covid-19 closures

Buildings, including hotels and other accommodation sites, offices, health clubs, commercial buildings etc. that have been closed or partially closed during the COVID-19 pandemic pose a significant risk of causing severe illness and even death from Legionnaire’s disease when reopened unless suitable precautions are taken both at the de-commissioning and re-commissioning stages.

RSPH is running a series of useful webinar sessions:

https://www.rsph.org.uk/events.html?category=webinars

Or visit their dedicated Coronavirus Advice page:

https://www.rsph.org.uk/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-hub.html

Article added 22nd April 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Destination Management Resilience Scheme

A £1.3 million scheme has been announced by the Tourism Minister, Nigel Huddleston MP, which will provide financial support to Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) that are at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This scheme will help to ensure DMOs can continue to provide crucial support and expert guidance to the hundreds of thousands of small-to-medium sized businesses that make up England’s tourism sector.

The new Coronavirus (COVID-19) Destination Management Resilience Scheme is designed to help DMOs to continue to pay employees who have a critical role to play in communicating and engaging with tourism businesses during the current COVID-19 outbreak. It will also ensure local capacity to connect with VisitEngland’s Regional Taskforce, to share insights and work together on recovery planning.

For further information about the types of costs that will be funded, eligibility criteria and a link to the relevant Application Form, visit:
https://www.visitbritain.org/coronavirus-covid-19-destination-management-resilience-scheme?utm_source=VBVE_enews_08_04_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=VBVE_08_04_2020

Article added 9th April 2020