These are challenging times for our industry, but we are here to support our member businesses by answering key questions and signposting you to the latest official guidance.
As well as advising businesses, we are using this evidence to inform and lobby Government. We are having regular discussions with senior government and public health officials, as well as regional partners and national bodies such as the Tourism Alliance. We continue to raise the issues you are highlighting to help inform high-level decision-making.
We will also continue updating this website, along with our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), so please do keep checking back for new updates. The Cumbria Tourism team are here to support you and we are responding to individual emails from member businesses as quickly as possible.
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Venues required by law to record contact details
Premises where people meet socially – including pubs and restaurants – are now legally required to collect customers’ contact details and keep them for 21 days. Fines will be issued to venues which don’t comply. See further detail here.
A new NHS COVID-19 app launches next 24 September, including QR check-in at venues. The Government says QR codes will be an important way for NHS Test and Trace to contact multiple people if coronavirus outbreaks are identified in venues.
Further information on COVID-19
You can check the NHS website for answers to a list of commonly asked questions about the virus and its symptoms
The Government is also providing regular online updates on the current situation in the UK, as well as guidance on travellers from the most affected areas internationally.
You can also access the Government’s full coronavirus action plan.
Please note that as more information emerges, official recommendations may change and it is advisable to keep monitoring the latest updates. You can sign up to receive government updates HERE.
You can help spread messages from Public Health England by downloading and displaying poster resources.