COVID-19 Updates

Articulating empathy in uncertain times

As an industry, ‘disruption’ has permeated our vocabulary over the past few years, but never has this word carried more prominence than right now.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Destination Management Resilience Scheme

A £1.3 million scheme has been announced by the Tourism Minister, Nigel Huddleston MP, which will provide financial support to Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) that are at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Business Interruption Guidance for Hotels and Venues

We have developed guidance and ideas for hotels and venues to implement during this period of business interruption.

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Government Grant Funding Schemes

Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund Guidance.

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Chancellor outlines new coronavirus support measures for the self-employed

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the next economic steps to help the self employed – 26 March.

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How to manage crisis communications

The importance of being prepared in a crisis cannot be underestimated, whether you are a venue, hotel or destination.

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Majority of marketers delaying campaigns as coronavirus fears escalate

As the Covid-19 outbreak continues to cause global uncertainty, UK marketers are delaying campaigns, reviewing budgets and pausing product launches.

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VisitBritain: latest information and advice for businesses

Please find below the latest tourism-related news and information for UK tourism businesses on the outbreak of COVID-19, including links to useful information and advice.

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Coronavirus bill: summary of impacts

A summary of impacts relating to clauses within the coronavirus bill.

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Coronavirus advice hub for hospitality operators and employees

The Caterer has launched an advice hub to help hospitality operators and employees during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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COVID-19: support for businesses

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

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Businesses need funds NOW to survive, says Meetings Industry Association

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanding businesses get immediate access to funds to avoid a staffing and economic crisis across the sector.

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Top Tips for Venues to Successfully Communicate during the Coronavirus Crisis

We have pulled together some of our top tips especially for the Events industry to assist with some communications priorities.

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Clarity Amidst The Chaos

The speed at which Coronavirus has taken grip across the world is nothing but shocking. During these wild times, clarity is so important to keep stakeholders feeling safe and informed.

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mia reacts to Chancellor’s statement

Tuesday 17 March

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PM statement on Coronavirus: 16 March 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement on coronavirus.

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Coronavirus and Mental Health

Hospitality Action has produced a new help sheet on Coronavirus and Mental Health which includes advice on safeguarding mental wellbeing during this difficult time as well as a list of trusted resources to help ensure your teams are signposted to accurate and timely information.

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Extraordinary Matters: mia Launches Contract Guidance

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has launched guidance to the sector to assist contract negotiations and to help mitigate the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on trade.

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The mia to launch best practice guidance in response to COVID-19

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) is calling for fairness and solidarity across the industry to help mitigate the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on trade.

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What are the four stages of the UK’s response plan?

Sky News: The UK is making “extensive preparations” to move to the next phase in its response to the coronavirus outbreak – the “delay” phase.

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Latest information for the hospitality industry

Coronavirus advice for the hospitality industry.

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Latest information and advice

Find out the number of cases and risk level in the UK, what to do if you’re a returning traveller, and what the government is doing about the virus.

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