Beverley Tourist Information Latest Update - 10/8/20
Beverley Tourist Information hope all those taking part in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme have had successful and busy first week.
You may have already seen on our social media posts for the ‘Be a Local Tourist’ campaign encouraging local residents to discover or rediscover what’s on their doorstep. You can get involved in the scheme by using our toolkit to brand and tag your social media posts with the ‘Be a local Tourist’ ‘Be a Local Foodie’ etc messages. Everything you need is free to use and free to download here: https://we.tl/t-wJ3uHGysdX
Just a reminder - Work is well underway for the new Visit East Yorkshire website so we’d like to encourage all businesses that haven’t already done so already to please supply up to ten new high resolution images (please note your current images are NOT able to be transferred to the new site). All images must be landscape and the minimum size we require is 1220 pixels wide x 715 pixels high. Due to the number of images and file size it would be advisable to use the free and easy to use service WeTransfer; wetransfer.com and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take the time to send your images to us as soon as possible and a big thank you to those businesses that have already done so.
Information from Government:
Consulting with Employees about returning to work
Businesses are expected to consult with employees with regard to how employees can work safely – the expectation being that employees should return to their work premises if they can do so in a Covid Safe manner. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/31-july-announcement
Eat Out to Help Out
Eat Out to Help Out launched on the 1st August with 72,000 businesses signed up to take part. There have been more than 3.3m hits on the restaurant finder webpage which suggests that they is considerable public demand for this initiative which should help a lot of businesses. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/eat-out-to-help-out-launches-today-with-government-paying-half-on-restaurant-bills
90 min Coronavirus Tests
The Government has announced that it will be introducing that two new tests that are able to detect the coronavirus in 90 minutes. Of particular note is that these tests do not require a trained health professional to operate them and can be used in non-clinical settings. This seems to increase the possibility of introducing a more sophisticated approach to people entering the UK than 14 day quarantining. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/roll-out-of-2-new-rapid-coronavirus-tests-ahead-of-winter
We’ve gained some great press coverage with a Forbes online article by Sarah Turner highlighting the Yorkshire Wolds as a hidden gem that everyone now wants to visit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahturner/2020/07/09/the-hidden-corner-of-england-thats-set-for-a-tourism-boom/#57fdf0d14c0c
As well as this piece in Bella Magazine, highlight the Yorkshire Wolds as a place to day trip. This article is currently online but watch out for it in print in Bella’s August edition: https://www.bellamagazine.co.uk/travel-articles/2020/7/28/day-trippers
We’re here to support you, so do let us know if you’re open and what visitors could expect, let us know what you need from us now and what you’d like to see from us in the future. Please contact Beverley TIC on Beverley.email@example.com