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Hospitality and Tourism Industry Support

Support available for businesses

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 

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.

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 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 by email Environmental Health team.

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