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Tourism Business Updates

Tourism Business Updates – Latest Government advice and Links

Discover Yorkshire Coast are following the advice of government guidelines in relation to coronavirus, which can be found here:

The situation is changing day by day so please keep checking the tourism business updates on here or the SBC website: on a regular basis.

As a business owner you can speak directly to an advisor by calling the Government helpline on 0300 456 3565. (You may hear a message about ventilators at the beginning, just wait and you will be directed to the business support helpline with various options, it may be better not to select an extension and wait to be put through to an advisor)

If you have not already done so, please let us know if your business is not eligible for any of the grants and we will cite the information in our lobbying communications without breaching any confidentiality.

Please remember we are here to do anything we can to support our tourism businesses, not only today and in the weeks ahead, but also in the future when we will be focusing on how best we can help business to recover as quickly as possible.







Business Support is available...

Scarborough Borough Council

Please see business support from Scarborough Borough Council here


Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund Guidance


The government has issued guidance and criteria on the payment of cash grants for eligible businesses. It is anticipated that the funding will be made available for payment from 1 April 2020 and we aim to make payments in line with this timescale where possible to do so.

Accommodation Advice: Click Here

Advice for Employers & Employees: Click Here

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Click Here

Business Support Announcement: Click Here

Business Support Website: Click Here

Closure Guidance for Businesses: Click Here

Yorkshire Coast D-Bid

Any business can sign up - 3 months free for non BID businesses and 12 months for levy payers:

Welcome to Yorkshire

The latest information for businesses from Welcome to Yorkshire is available here:

#YorkshireTogether: How to adapt your business during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

Please contact membership at welcome to Yorkshire for further details –

Welcome to Yorkshire Coronavirus Survey:

Tourism Know How

Tourism businesses will be able to access (no charge) an online marketing workshop filled with practical ideas and 'how to' information for immediate use. Relevant businesses can access this at any time from their desk, without going anywhere. Full details on

If you're looking for marketing advice and ideas, take a look at

Tourism businesses can also join the very supportive online Tourism Network community - so they feel less alone. Tourism specialist Susan Briggs, provides regular support through this community.

There is no charge for any of these activities so please do sign up and start to benefit asap


Newsquest are offering free listings on their online directory for any local businesses that are now offering home delivery services.

Visit England/Visit Britain

For advice specific to the tourism industry please click here for the Visit England/Visit Britain site, which has all the latest information on Covid-19 and how Government and its agencies are managing it.

More information is available at