COVID-19 Tourism Industry Update - Wednesday 25 March 2020

Tourism Industry Update - Wednesday 25 March 2020

Please find the latest advice and guidance from Ards and North Down Borough Council and key tourism industry partners below.

Ards and North Down Borough Council update

Council has agreed a series of measures to enable us to continue to deliver critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All Council buildings are closed until 30 April 2020 including all Visitor Information Centres. Council events and events organised by outside agencies on Council land are cancelled initially until 30 June 2020.

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Information for NI Businesses and Employers

Ards and North Down Borough Council Economic Development and Regeneration Services can help keep you up to date on all the latest COVID-19 and business information.

Connect directly with an officer on 028 9147 3788, email or find out more on the website.

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Are you a food business?

Ards and North Down Borough Council have provided advice for temporary food delivery or collection services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Tourism NI

Tourism NI has set up a COVID 19 Business Support Helpline. A dedicated telephone line service and online enquiry facility for the tourism industry. Please get in touch with any queries that you have, and Tourism NI will work to get you the answers you need.

Please call 028 9592 5313, lines open Monday to Sunday 9-5.  Outside of these hours please submit an online query via the Tourism NI website contact us form.

Tourism NI are providing regular updates and the latest advice for tourism businesses.

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Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance (NITA)

NITA are part of the UK Tourism Industry Emergency Response Group, representing the Tourism Industry in Northern Ireland.

NITA have regular calls to raise issues/concerns/questions on behalf of the whole Tourism Industry in NI. As they receive answers and further guidance, they will kept their website update.

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Are you a Visit Belfast member?

Visit Belfast are developing a range of short and medium-term strategies and plans to support you.

With immediate effect, they are waiving the renewal fees for existing Associate, Club, Star, and Elite partnerships until 31 March 2021, while continuing to provide marketing support to your businesses during these challenging times.

The Partnership team will be in touch with more information and to answer any questions you may have.

For more information call 02890 246609 or email