GNF Members Update 24 June - Issue 49

 Dear Member,
Still no sign of the protocols and VisitEngland “We’re Good To Go” Industry Standards Mark, but we’re hopeful it will be circulated either today or tomorrow.

In the meantime following the PM’s announcement yesterday, the Government has updated its  guidance  on what businesses can open on 4 July. Unfortunately a lot of this says “Further guidance coming soon” but it’s worth bookmarking the page and refreshing it every now and then to check the guidance when it comes through.
Government Visitor Economy  Guidance
 This includes information for:
  • Hotels and other guest accommodation including self-catering accommodation, B&Bs, hostels, camping, holiday homes, caravan parks, boats and other types of accommodation. This guidance should be read in conjunction with the working safely in hotels and other accommodation guidance.
  • Indoor and outdoor attractions including walking tours, theme parks, family entertainment centres, static funfairs, zoos, and aquariums. The events and entertainment guidance is to be published shortly.
  • Although not included in the announcement of businesses that can reopen on 4 July, the guidance also covers conferences, business events and consumer shows.
Revised Restaurant and Pub Guidance
Updated restaurant and pub  guidance  has also been produced which incorporates yesterday’s announcements that these businesses can operate from 4 th  July in addition to the existing ability to provide take away and delivery services.
What You Can and Can’t Do After 4th July
The Government has produced  guidance  and an  FAQ  for the public on what they can and can’t do after 4 th  July.
What you can do is:
  • you can meet in groups of up to two households (your support bubble counts as one household) in any location - public or private, indoors or outdoors. You do not always have to meet with the same household - you can meet with different households at different times. However, it remains the case - even inside someone’s home - that you should socially distance from anyone not in your household or bubble. This change also does not affect the support you receive from your carers
  • when you are outside you can continue to meet in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines
  • additional businesses and venues, including restaurants, pubs, cinemas, visitor attractions, hotels, and campsites will be able to open - but we will continue to keep closed certain premises where the risks of transmission may be higher
  • other public places, such as libraries, community centres, places of worship, outdoor playgrounds and outdoor gyms will be able to open
  • stay overnight away from your home with your own household or support bubble, or with members of one other household
  • It will be against the law to gather in groups larger than 30 people, except for a limited set of circumstances to be set out in law and unless all members of the group are exclusively from two households
Conversely, you should not:
  • gather indoors in groups of more than two households (your support bubble counts as one household) - this includes when dining out or going to the pub
  • gather outdoors in a group of more than six people from different households; gatherings larger than 6 should only take place if everyone is from just two households
  • interact socially with anyone outside the group you are attending a place with, even if you see other people you know, for example, in a restaurant, community centre or place of worship
  • hold or attend celebrations (such as parties) where it is difficult to maintain social distancing
  • stay overnight away from your home with members of more than one other household (your support bubble counts as one household)
Gatherings of more than 30 people will be prohibited, apart from some limited circumstances to be set out in law.

Kind regards