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COVID-19 Update 23rd June 2021

Updated Primary Guidance For Tourism And Hospitality Businesses

The primary guidance for businesses in the tourism and hospitality sectors has been updated to take into account the changes that the Government introduced for the period 21st June – 18th July. The guidance documents for different sectors are:

  • Visitor Economy

  • Hotels And Other Guest Accommodation

  • Heritage Locations

  • Performing Arts


New Guidance For Travelling To And From England

The Department for transport has published new guidance for English residents travelling overseas. The guidance covers:

    • What people need to do before they travel
    • What people need to do before they return
    • What people need to do after they return
    • Travelling with children
    • The rules regarding travelling to Ireland, the rest of the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
    • Exemptions for work, medical or compassionate reasons

There is no new guidance in the document but it does consolidate existing guidance into one easily understandable document.

There is also a corresponding document for inbound travellers arriving into England from other destinations.


Scottish Strategy Framework Update

The First Minister has published Scotland’s Strategic Framework Update and reported to Parliament that Scotland’s restrictions not being lifted next week and current restrictions will remain for the next three weeks. However, some minor changes to rules will come into force from next Monday related to wedding including staff at weddings no longer counting towards the cap on numbers, those accompanying the wedding couple down the aisle will no longer need to wear face coverings, and live entertainment at receptions will be possible – although people will still need to be seated at tables

She hopes that the whole of Scotland will be able to be at level 0 from 19 July, with all remaining restrictions, including socially distancing indoors, being removed on 9 August.



What You Can And Cannot Do Guidance Updated

A small but welcome amendment to the public guidance on what people can and cannot do with Hounslow from list of areas where there’s an enhanced response to the spread of the Delta variant.


Consultation On Improving broadband For Very Hard To Reach Premises

DCMS is seeking views and experiences of the tourism sector’s broadband connectivity in rural and remote areas of the UK. In addition, DCMS would also like to receive information on both the known benefits of broadband services and the current barriers to deployment and take-up. Additional evidence, either from the UK or abroad, on technology availability, maturity, capabilities and costs, from suppliers and vendors is also welcomed. The evidence gathered will enable DCMS to assess the options available for delivering improved connectivity to areas where the costs of delivering better digital infrastructure have so far proven to be a barrier to deployment.

This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 25 June 2021.


Consultation On Protect Duty Consultation

The Home Office is seeking views on how the Protect Duty can make the public safer at publicly accessible locations. The consultation considers how we can work together to develop proportionate security measures to improve public security. It also considers how those responsible for publicly accessible locations are ready and prepared to take appropriate action, were a terrorist attack to happen. The Home Office is welcoming responses from anyone with an interest in, or experience of, the areas being consulted on within this consultation.

This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 2 July 2021


More EU Settlement Scheme Seminars

The Home Office has announced another series  of seminars on the EU Settlement Scheme which closes for applications on 30 June 2021, The seminars cover:

    • Who needs to apply?
    • What is Settled/Pre-Settled Status ?
    • Late applications
    • Right to Work Checks
    • Support for EU Nationals

These will also be a Q&A session so you can ask any questions that you have.

You, or your employees, can sign up to one of these session using the registration links below:


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