Here's how to find out if a business is Covid-secure

Businesses in the Wakefield district can reassure customers they are Covid-secure under a new scheme.

Monday, 28th September 2020, 1:18 pm
Updated Monday, 28th September 2020, 1:28 pm
Wakefield city centre

Wakefield Council is encouraging local businesses to sign up to the ‘Good to Go’ scheme – providing reassurance to residents and visitors that their venue is Covid-secure and the Wakefield district is a safe destination to visit.

‘Good to Go’ is a free UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark, to reassure customers that a business adheres to government and public health guidance and is achieved by completing a self-assessment form online.

Many of the district’s attractions and businesses have already signed up to the scheme, from large attractions such as Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Hepworth Wakefield, to food and drink venues such as Farmer Copleys in Pontefract and The Fox and Hounds in Newmillerdam.

Coun Darren Byford, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration, said: “There are so many wonderful places to visit across our district and at a time when everyone is worried about coronavirus, it must be very reassuring to residents and visitors to know that a venue has been deemed to have the correct procedures in place to ensure it is Covid-secure.

“This is a difficult time for businesses so I’d encourage them to apply to the ‘Good to Go’ scheme and welcome back visitors in a confident and safe way.”

Discover venues that are ‘Good to Go’ in Wakefield and across the country at https://goodtogo.visitbritain.com/discover

To let visitors know that a venue is Covid-secure, complete the self-assessment at https://www.visitbritain.org/business-advice/were-good-go-industry-standard

Further support is available for tourism businesses in the Wakefield district. To find out about free listings for accommodation providers, visitor attractions, restaurants and cafés on the district’s tourism website Experience Wakefield contact [email protected]