Practical Guidance for Working Safely During Covid-19
As businesses will be aware the NI Executive has agreed a range of significant time-bound interventions to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.
As Northern Ireland’s tourism and hospitality businesses respond the constant changing operating environment, we’ve worked with the Department for Economy, other NI Executive Departments, PHA, HSENI and industry sectoral groups through the NI Recovery working group to bring you the key requirements that need to be undertaken to deliver your businesses safely in the COVID-19 pandemic.
A diverse set of businesses and services come together to deliver Northern Ireland’s Visitor Economy. Therefore, an overarching piece of guidance ‘Working safely during COVID-19 in the Visitor Economy sector’ has been prepared for the sector as a whole. The guidance provides key considerations that each business will need to translate into specific actions for its own unique circumstances.
Further sectoral guidance has been prepared by NI Executive Departments. In addition to this, a wide range of best practise advice has been made available by sectoral organisations and groups. Links to these have been provided in the sectoral guidance sections below.
We understand there is a lot of information for businesses to consider as regulations and advice continue to develop, change and respond to Covid-19. So in addition to this guidance set, a series of webinars will operate through the Tourism Enterprise Development programme to assist you in navigating and responding to this change in your business planning and operations. For more information on this refer to our webinar series here.
We also have information on financial and business supports available to businesses. This includes information on the ‘Localised Restrictions Support Programme’. You can find this here.
Please note, that all guidance should be read alongside the Restrictions Update Guidance Note from the 17th October. The guidance on what the regulations introduced on 16th October mean for you is available here on NI Direct or for a summary of the restrictions can be viewed here.