Beverley Tourist Information Centre Latest Update - 23/9/20
Here’s the latest round up of industry news which you may find useful from Beverley Tourist Information Centre.
The hugely popular Walking East Yorkshire Festival is going virtual this year, kicking off on Monday 21 September with the launch of the brand new festival website. Full of ideas, top tips and things to do, the website will launch a brand new activity every day to encourage you to get out and about and enjoy the great outdoors. New exclusive activities include virtual Horse Trekking across the Yorkshire Wolds and cycling along the TransPennine Trail and a brand new ‘Month of Fun’ booklet, show casing 31 action packed activities to keep the little ones entertained. To keep up-to-date with news about the website and the festival, please follow the Visit Hull and East Yorkshire Facebook page where more information will be provided.
You may be aware of the ‘Enjoy Summer Safely’ campaign running throughout September to make the most of the season. This will continue along the similar theme as the ’ Be a Local Tourist’ campaign encouraging local residents to discover or rediscovering what’s on our doorstep. As well as a social media coverage the ‘Enjoy Summer Safely’ campaign has had extensive coverage with wrap rounds and double page spreads in both the Bridlington Freepress and the Hull Daily Mail.
We are now in the final planning stage for our Autumn/Winter campaigns, the aim of this will be to extend the season encouraging visitors to East Yorkshire in the Autumn months and into the new year. As well as the Brid and Beyond campaign we will be running a region wide campaign focusing on the idea of well-being and encouraging visitors to Explore, Escape and Recharge. Please get in touch with us and let us know if you are extending your season opening hours or availability dates or any offers you have so we can include your businesses as part of the campaigns.
New Covid19 rule of six came into force on Monday 14th September restricting gatherings to no more that six people in indoor and outdoor settings with some specific exceptions As this may have an impact on your business check the government guidance to ensure you continue to be compliant. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do
Following a successful pilot the NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace app will be released for mass use on the 24th September. It will be critical in assisting the NHS to act fast to trace and inform anyone who may have come in contact with the virus.. In preparation for the launch of the app we are asking for your help by creating and displaying a unique QR code for your business/venue. Once the test and trace app goes live, visitors will be able to check-in on entry by scanning your unique QR code with their phone instead of filling out a check-in form or book. For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/businesses-urged-to-prepare-for-nhs-covid-19-app
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: https://wetransfer.com/ and send to Bridlington.email@example.com 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.
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 Bridlington TIC on Bridlington.firstname.lastname@example.org