The national tourism bodies of Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales have today announced a new industry standard and consumer mark to provide confidence to visitors and communities.
The ‘We’re Good to Go’ mark will demonstrate that businesses are adhering to respective government and public health guidance, have carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment and checked that they have the required processes in place.
Businesses will then be able to display the mark in their premises and online.
All British tourism bodies working together will mean that there is a standardised approach across the UK and can be trusted by visitors.
John Lamont MP said: “This is a great idea and has been created in conjunction with over 40 industry bodies to make sure the standards will be suitable across the tourism industry.
“Both visitors and communities will be given peace of mind that local attractions and businesses are safe to reopen and adhering to all the guidelines.
“I am really glad that the tourism bodies in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England have worked together on this. This is especially important for our area given our proximity to the border. Visitors and day trippers will be able to recognise this mark and will hopefully mean less confusion about different rules on different sides of the Border.”
VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead said: “Together with the new national tourism and sector guidelines, the ‘Good to Go Scheme’ will help businesses get ready for the indicative start dates in July.
“A nationwide scheme gives a consistent approach across all of the UK and will give visitors the reassurance they are looking for.”