Re-opening of the hospitality and tourism industry
Posted on : 10 Jul 2020
The First Minister Mark Drakeford recently announced that outside bars and tourist attractions can begin to re-open from the 13th of July.
We have a whole host of businesses in Caerphilly which will be affected by the announcement and they are able to open their outdoor areas provided they are able to operate social distancing.
The Business Enterprise Support Team have been working with businesses to provide advice and administer financial support over recent weeks. Most recently they have been supporting those who have been able to re-open under the latest Welsh Government guidance.
Caerphilly Tourism Association is providing vital updates and advice to over 100 members, and has proven to be an invaluable networking and advice sharing platform. Members are encouraged to join the closed CTA Facebook group to keep up to date with the latest Welsh Government guidance for the visitor and hospitality industry.
Tourism and hospitality businesses who feel they are in a position to re-open are encouraged to contact us for advice and support. Our Tourism industry, namely self-contained accommodation can also start to take bookings for the 11th of July, but will also need to operate within the latest guidelines, for further advice please contact Sally Walters, Tourism Marketing Officer 01443 866394 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCBC are working within Welsh Government guidelines to re-open our tourist attractions when it is safe to do so. www.visitcaerphilly.com has up to date information on tourist attraction opening times and facilities.
Current re-opening plans: -
Thursday 16th July 2020:
- Llancaiach Fawr Manor – Café will re-open for takeaway and outdoor seating along with the gift shop
- COFFI VISTA – will re-open for a takeaway service and outdoor seating
- Cwmcarn Forest - Café will re-open for takeaway along with the gift shop. Car parks are open and free of charge until the end of December 2020.
- Winding House Museum - TBC
- Blackwood Miners Institute – TBC
Cllr. Sean Morgan, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Business said, “This is welcome news for our business community. Things are going in the right direction for the re-opening of all sectors and we are doing all we can to support businesses to safely reopen and prepare towns for social distancing. We hope that the free parking we announced for the remainder of the year will demonstrate our commitment and support to encourage residents to choose the high street and shop local.”
Free parking will be in place for the remainder of the year in council owned car parks. There is also an opportunity for businesses to feature in the council’s social media campaign ‘Open for Business’ and ‘Open to Visit’, businesses can become a part of this campaign by emailing details over to email@example.com