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COVID-19: Recovery and reopening

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‘Back to Business’ packs

The city council has issued two comprehensive ‘Back to Business’ packs, one for retailers and one for those who work in ’close contact’ services, hospitality and the wider visitor economy, to support your reopening. They include handy guidance and practical resources like printable signage and checklists to help businesses reopening. Use it as a useful last minute checklist, or a comprehensive guide if you are still working through a new business model. We hope it helps.

You can access the city council’s Back to Business materials here or call the business team on 01962 848 915 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Useful links

VisitBritain’s Business Advice Hub

Practical guidance to help tourism businesses reopen

Visit Winchester partner e-newsletter

Sign up to the Visit Winchester partner e-newsletter to receive government and industry advice, information and guidance for businesses, and updates on what the Visit Winchester team are working on to support business in the district. Email to be added to the distribution list.

Read the previous issues below:

September 2020: Latest updates on NHS QR posters to support the new NHS Track and Trace app which launched on the 24 September. Plus Government announcements and information on Visit Winchester campaigns.

July 2020: Find out about national measures to support the tourism industry, the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme, details on Winchester City Council’s ‘Back to Business’ packs, information on national industry standards and campaigns and the council’s recovery communications plan.

June 2020: More information on practical measures being introduced to the city centre to increase visitor and resident confidence, the new ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard, further information for businesses reopening on Saturday 4 July, the Visit Winchester teams’s recovery plan for tourism in the district and an overview of the results of the VisitBritain/VisitEngland inbound customer sentiment tracker. There’s also an opportunity to find out what some of our other partners have been working on.

April 2020: Find out about funding and support available for tourism businesses, the postponement of Winchester Residents’ Week.

Visit Winchester consumer e-newsletter

Catch up on all the latest news from across the district in our monthly e-newsletter which is emailed to our visitor database. Read our April consumer newsletter here.

VisitEngland business support roadshow

We are partnering with VisitEngland to host a free virtual business support roadshow on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 11am.

VisitEngland will present a diverse package of resources, initiatives and opportunities to help your tourism business grow and support business recovery.

Join the session to learn:

  • How to find a wealth of free business advice
  • How to promote and sell your tourism products in the UK and overseas
  • How to navigate government and industry body guidance
  • What data and insights are available for you, to help inform your business decisions, business development and growth
  • How to access VisitBritain/VisitEngland’s professional image library for use in your marketing and more.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend Q&A sessions with subject experts from VisitBritain/VisitEngland in the following weeks.

Register your free place here: