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The ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard launches

The ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard launches

Tourism businesses can now apply for a free UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure customers your business adheres to Government and public health guidance. It has been developed by VisitEngland with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, to help you work towards re-opening, and start welcoming customers. The ‘We’re...

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Reopening dates for Scotland – street access retail from 29 June

Reopening dates for Scotland – street access retail from 29 June

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced indicative dates for moving through the remainder of Phase 2 and early Phase 3, on the condition that health and safety criteria are met. The amended timeline, released on 24 June, is as follows: 29 June – indoor (non-office) workplaces including factories and warehouses, may reopen with relevant guidance...

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Free online ‘essential driver’ training guide

Free online ‘essential driver’ training guide

DriveTech is offering online essential driver training guide to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new online course is available free to any business operator, for when ‘other than normal business drivers’ are being called into essential action. The course can be accesses from the Driving for Better Business website.

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VisitBritain/VisitEngland business recovery webinar programme

VisitBritain/VisitEngland business recovery webinar programme

VisitBritain and VisitEngland have put together a new series of business recovery webinars to help you get back on track following the coronavirus pandemic. They have set up a free webinar programme with insight and advice from industry experts – including speakers from Foresight Factory, Green Tourism, Get your Guide, City Nation Place, RHS, Evan...

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Free 1-2-1 digital support for small businesses

Free 1-2-1 digital support for small businesses

A new platform called Digital Boost launched this week, supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The COVID-19 crisis has presented many challenges for small businesses, particularly in building digital capability. The platform will host a community of digital experts who will offer one-to-one digital support to small businesses, free of...

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Caravans could be the most popular form of accommodation, according to VisitBritain’s latest consumer sentiment tracker

Caravans could be the most popular form of accommodation, according to VisitBritain’s latest consumer sentiment tracker

VisitBritain has released the latest results of its UK Covid-19 Consumer Tracker Report, based on fieldwork from 1-5 June.  When asked what type of accommodation respondents were planning on staying in on their next UK overnight trip (June to September), the most popular choice at 35% was caravanning or camping – beating hotels/motels/inns by one...

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Risk assessments and controlling risks in the workplace

Risk assessments and controlling risks in the workplace

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says that as part of managing the health and safety of your business, you must control the risks in your workplace. To do this you need to think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether you are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm. This is...