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Hospitality and Tourism Industry Support

The Council has created a new online hub for tourism and hospitality businesses across the Mid Ulster District Council area. 

The Mid Ulster Tourism Hub aims to bring together all latest news, training and events both offered by, and for the tourism industry within Mid Ulster, to help grow and promote your business.


Guidance for businesses within the visitor economy


This guidance from Tourism Northern Ireland is designed to help businesses in the visitor economy sector to put steps in place so that they can reopen as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping to the recommended social distancing guidelines.
 

Hospitality and Tourism Business Guidance 

Register your establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
 

Businesses can register for the scheme from 13 July 2020.
You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to offer a discount to diners and encourage them to eat at your restaurant.

  • Alcohol and service charges are excluded from the offer.
  • Registration will close on 31 August.

Pavement Cafe Licensing

You can now apply for a pavement cafe licence from the Council.

Guidance for restaurants, pubs and bars

Guidance on how to work safely within the visitor economy, with a particular focus on restaurants, pubs and bars.

Guidance for hotels and accommodation

Guidance on how to work safely within the visitor economy, with a particular focus on hotels and tourist accommodation.

Guidance for Food Businesses

Guidance and advice for food businesses/operators including best practice on food hygiene, managing employee sickness, social distancing and specific situations. 

Advice for food businesses reopening

Advice for food businesses reopening during COVID-19.

Food Standards Agency

Guidance for Food Businesses on Reopening and Adapting your Food Business.

This FSA guidance is for food businesses looking to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sector guidance has been provided to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely in the food sector.

Guidance for Food Safety for Food Delivery (Covid-19)

Guidance providing food safety information for food businesses which deliver meals to customers.

Food delivery and takeaway guidance

If you may be considering diversifying your food business to provide food from your normal menu or new dishes for delivery or takeaway, this guidance will help ensure you trade safely. It should be used in conjunction with, and to supplement your own food safety management procedures

Hospitality Ulster
 

Hospitality Ulster’s latest advice for bars and restaurants

Northern Ireland Hotels Confederation 

NIHF have produced a Toolkit of advice for hotels, guesthouses and other accommodation providers

Equality Commission 

The Equality Commission have produced a set of practical recommendations for hospitality businesses on the impact of Covid-19 on disabled customers.  


Did you find what you're looking for?

If not, let us know and we’ll do our best to source the information you need. Get in touch with us at business@midulstercouncil.org or call 03000 132 132 

Is your business reopening?

If your business is re-opening, you might want support and guidance on safe practices for both your staff and customers.  
 

You can contact the Environmental Health Service at Mid Ulster District Council with any queries around social distancing measures, or when you are permitted to open.
 
The team currently can be contacted by telephone on 03000 132 132 or email our Environmental Health Team.

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