Coronavirus: New industry standard for tourism businesses
Sign-up and commit to implementing the relevant Government and public health guidance
Tourism NI has partnered with the national tourism bodies of England, Scotland and Wales to roll out a new UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide reassurance to businesses, customers and communities that safe working guidelines in relation to COVID-19 have been adopted.
The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark allows businesses to sign-up and commit to implementing the relevant Government and public health guidance, including undertaking a COVID-19 risk assessment. Businesses can in turn use the licensed mark as part of their communications.
The free scheme is now open to tourism businesses.
How to obtain the consumer mark
To obtain the mark businesses must complete the registration process through the ‘We’re Good to Go’ online platform www.goodtogoni.com and will go through a number of steps to verify they have put the necessary processes in place to re-open safely.
Businesses will then receive a certificate and the ‘We’re Good To Go’ mark for display in their premises and online.
Businesses across the UK will be agreeing to operate in accordance with their respective national guidance, including the social distancing and cleanliness protocols that must be in place.
In Northern Ireland, businesses should align with the Working Safely During Covid-19 in the Visitor Economy (PDF, 8MB) guidance, as well as the legislative regulations and restrictions set out by the NI Executive.
A benefit of participating in the standard includes a notification system to alert businesses to any changes to the official guidance.
A call-handling service will also provide registration support.
Who can apply
Accommodation, visitor attractions, restaurants and pubs, business conference and events venues and tour and coach operators are currently eligible to apply.
Find more information at www.goodtogoni.com.
First published 26 June 2020