COVID-19 Re-opening after a closure and temporary closure checklists
These CHECKLISTS are provided to help you focus on the main controls to re-open your business. Take a look at the full toolkit here. There are also RISK ASSESSMENT toolkits keeping you, your employees and your customers safe. Take a look at the toolkit here.
The Professioal Association of Self-Caterers (PASC)
The Professional Association of Self-Caterers (PASC) publish a weekly newsletter covering the impacts of COVID-19 on the sector. Please see all the latest release: COVID Guidance Newsletter 14th MAY 2021. Also, please see the newly published update on PASC/ASSC Cancellation Policies.
Take a look at this useful webinar by PASC focusing on cancellation policies. Click here for link to You Tube.
The PASC has collated some questions and answers regarding the Government Roadmap. Please take a look at the Facebook link here.
UK Hospitality - FAQ's - Reopening Workplace Guidance
This document has been produced by the BBPA, BII and UKHospitality to provide some additional clarity on key questions from pub operators and licensees. This will evolve as more information becomes available. See the latest information here.
What a Business should do when a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 is reported
The Somerset COVID-19 Local Engagement Board has devised a Local Outbreak Management Plan for Covid 19 detailing actions to take in the event of an outbreak.
As part of this work they have worked with South West partners to devise flyers and posters to help you, your employees and customers know what to do when a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 is reported.
Please download these documents at www.somerset.gov.uk/backtowork and keep them handy.
- Covid 19 Business flyer - contains a checklist of actions for businesses
- Covid 19 Accommodation Provider flyer – is specifically for tourist or accommodation providers – please add in your postcode
- Covid 19 Visitor poster – to display in public settings i.e. reception/kitchen/toilets/bedrooms for visitors staying in your accommodation to see. Please add in your contact phone number so visitors can call you if they suspect they have Covid 19.
Do call the Public Health England Health Protection Team immediately for any suspected or confirmed cases on 0300 303 8162 who can talk you through the next steps.
Guidance for Private Hire Vehicles
Self-Catering COVID Cleaning Protocols
Guidance has now been released by The Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK (pascuk.co.uk) to help self-catering businesses prepare for reopening. Please see here for more details and the compete cleaning protocols documents.
Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace
Digital Training: Cosmic
The Ambassador Programme - West Coast 360
Growth Support Programme
Exmoor Virtual Visitor Survey
VisitBritain Covid-19 Consumer Sentiment Tracker
Exmoor Visitor Economy Covid-19 Impact Survey Report - March 2021
Visit England - The Pink Book Legislation Tenth Edition
The Pink Book: Legislation for tourist accommodation provides a common-sense approach to running an accommodation business – from food hygiene and health and safety to obtaining entertainment and alcohol licences. This latest edition includes new chapters on workplace pensions and alternative dispute resolution regulations. Read More.
Better Business for All (BBfA) COVID-19 Toolkit
The Better Business for All (BBfA) partnership has used their knowledge and expertise to bring together resources from trusted organisations to help guide through the steps to restarting your business safely. The BBfA COVID-19 Toolkit provides useful documents such as a risk assessment template and action plan, buisness checklists and useful guides. Download the kit here.
COVID-19 Business Toolkit
Prepred by AM+M Marketing Relations. This document contains guidelines, social media tips, practical tools and useful resources for local tourism businesses. AM+A Marketing Relations Business Toolkit
Rural Tourism Kit
This toolkit is a fully featured resouce, packed with useful information and advice for rural tourism businesses. It is desiged to help with business evaluation, marketing identification, effective communication and marketing, and to encourage initiatives that offer great visitor experiences, whilst nurturing the environments that create them. More information.