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Reopening of indoor performance venues, indoor play areas and spas

Reopening of indoor performance venues, indoor play areas and spas

The Prime Minister announced the removal of restriction on certain businesses and activities in England from 15 August. The following will be permitted: indoor play and indoor soft play areas; bowling alleys; skating rinks and casinos. Easing of restrictions also applies to indoor theatres and music/performance venues (England) with socially distanced audiences, operating under the...

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Advice for accommodation providers regarding local restrictions

Advice for accommodation providers regarding local restrictions

There have been some updates to Government’s advice for accommodation providers in the Working Safely guidance (of which Section 2.1.5 specifically covers caravan parks and campsites) as follows: People resident inside an area with local restrictions can go on holiday outside that area, but whilst there should only socialise indoors with members of their own household...

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Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms

Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms

Government’s guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms was updated on 3 August. This includes information for operators of playgrounds and outdoor gyms; there is also advice for those responsible for public toilet areas. Information about face coverings is now included, as well as advice on risk assessments, cleaning regimes and social distancing. Social distancing...

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Sharing Government guidance with customers

Sharing Government guidance with customers

Businesses are being asked to help raise awareness of the Government’s guidance for tourists who fall ill whilst on holiday in England. Parks should direct customers to the advice displayed on the VisitEngland website. This includes answers to questions such as: What to do if you develop Covid-19 symptoms whilst on holiday What holidaymakers must...

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Returning to pools – guidance documents

Returning to pools – guidance documents

Swim England has published comprehensive Return to Pools Guidance in preparation for Government easing the current lockdown measures for swimming pools. It has created five detailed documents, based on the latest scientific advice and Government guidelines.  These include recommendations for operators, lane swimming, family-fun sessions, club activity and swimming lessons. The documents, along with some FAQs, can...

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Claiming money back through the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Claiming money back through the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Government has released guidance on how to claim the reimbursement for discounts given to diners with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Businesses will need the records kept for each day the scheme has been used, including the: total number of diners (covers) who have used the scheme, including children total amount of discount...

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New law changes to bring better connectivity to the UK

New law changes to bring better connectivity to the UK

The government has set out new law changes it will make to boost gigabit broadband rollout and bring better mobile coverage to the whole of the UK. The move is part of the plan to give the UK the telecoms infrastructure it needs to meet the growing demands of consumers and businesses. Funding has been pledged...

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Temporary VAT reduction on holiday accommodation and hospitality

Temporary VAT reduction on holiday accommodation and hospitality

Government has released a brief to explain the changes in the VAT treatment of certain supplies of holiday accommodation, hospitality and admission to certain attractions announced on 8 July 2020. The changes, which introduce a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT, take effect from 15 July 2020 and last to 12 January 2021. Who it...

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Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Eat Out to Help Out scheme

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme aims to incentivise customers to eat in restaurants or other eating establishment by giving them a discount which the business can then claim back from the government. The scheme is UK wide and customers will be able to see who is taking part on GOV.UK. Government has now...