Posted: 07/07/2020

Tourism body launches COVID-secure accreditation scheme

National tourism agency Visit Britain has launched a ‘‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard to certify COVID-secure status for all sectors of the tourism industry.

Tourism body launches COVID-secure accreditation scheme

The accreditation scheme, which is free to join, means businesses can demonstrate that they are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and check they have the required processes in place.

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.

One Lincolnshire business that has recently acquired the certification is Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop, Butchery and Cafe. The farm shop also has a crazy golf facility on site and runs maize maze in the summer months.

General manager Graham Ward said “We are so pleased to see the re-opening of our cafe and our new crazy golf attraction. We look forward to welcoming customers back into a COVID secure environment to enjoy all that we have to offer.”

An ‘alert’ system has also been set up to ensure that businesses signed up to the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard are notified if there are changes to the official guidance.

A call-handling service will provide support and assessors will also carry-out random spot-checks to ensure businesses are adhering to the guidance.

Read more on keeping safe as lockdown ends in the latest issue of Fine Food Digest here.

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