24th Jun 2020 in Business
The Department for the Economy, in partnership with Tourism NI, has published guidance on working safely in the tourism and hospitality sectors during coronavirus.
In partnership with other national tourist boards across the UK, a new industry standard and consumer mark is also being developed to reassure customers that businesses have adopted the guidance and will be launched later this month.
The guidance – entitled Working Safely During Covid-19 in the Visitor Economy – is aimed at business owners, operators and workers in hotels and other tourist accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions and experiences, hospitality businesses including restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars.
The information provided is intended to help businesses make decisions that will enable them to re-open as safely as possible for both their workers and customers. Businesses will be required to translate the guidance into specific actions, depending on the unique nature, size and type of business and how it is organised, operated and managed.
The guidance is based largely on UK Government guidance and has been tailored for Northern Ireland by the Department for the Economy and Tourism NI in consultation with statutory agencies and industry stakeholders through the Tourism Recovery Working Group.
Tourism NI has published additional sector-specific guidance for working safely in:
You can find an overview of guidance and resources on offer on our dedicated Covid-19 Page here.