COVID-19 Help & Support for Tourism Businesses

The impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is being deeply felt throughout the tourism industry. Visit Moray Speyside have been working tirelessly during this crisis to support, guide and represent Moray’s tourism industry and businesses.

Visit Moray Speyside are working with key partners at all levels of the industry and beyond to assist, signpost and support your tourism business. We are members of the Moray Business Resilience Forum, The Cairngorms Emergency Response Group and represent Moray’s tourism interests strongly to politicians, elected representatives and national agencies.

Visit Moray Speyside’s support for tourism businesses in our region has been developed in partnership with neighbouring agencies and is aligned to the following model:

RESPOND (March 2020 – May 2020) Immediate provision of information and support to businesses

RESET (June 2020 – September 2020) Support, planning and preparation for restart

RESTART (June 2020 – February 2021) Support and guidance for safe re-opening

RECOVER (September 2020 – December 2022) Guidance and support for operating in a new post COVID-19 environment

It is vital that we all work together to ensure that communities and local residents, tourism businesses and their staff and visitors all feel safe when the time comes to visit again.  

Sign-up to our regular industry newsletter to get the latest updates from us here at Visit Moray Speyside as we begin the slow process of recovery and reopening.

If you are a tourism business in Moray Speyside, we are here to support you.

Please get in touch with us if you have questions or concerns.

Laurie & Shona


Useful Links

Moray Council COVID-19 Information for Businesses
http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_132568.html


The Scottish Government’s FIND BUSINESS SUPPORT web page is the best starting point if you are looking for the most up-to-date national information & guidance.

Scottish Government Roadmap to Recovery

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis/

Scottish Government COVID-19 Guidance

https://www.gov.scot/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/


Scottish Tourism Industry Emergency Response Group

The Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG) consists of COSLA, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise, the Scottish Tourism Alliance,  and VisitScotland has been working on a single, joined-up, phased National Action Plan to not just combat the current issues but also look at how the industry could effectively recover once the lockdown is eased. This has been a real team effort, giving the agencies an opportunity to refocus plans and redirect budget, as well as working alongside the tourism industry to work through daily issues.

https://www.visitscotland.org/supporting-your-business/advice/coronavirus/sterg/national-action-plan

Scottish Tourism Alliance
https://scottishtourismalliance.co.uk/sta-update/


UK Gov – Business Support Guidance
https://www.gov.uk/business-coronavirus-support-finder


VisitScotland: COVID-19 Support & Information for Businesses
https://www.visitscotland.org/supporting-your-business/advice/coronavirus

Visit Britain: COVID-19 Help & Advice for Businesses
https://www.visitbritain.org/covid-19-new-coronavirus-latest-information-and-advice-for-businesses


Scottish Enterprise COVID-19 Helpline
Open Mon-Fri between 8.30am – 5.30pm – providing businesses with advice and guidance.
0300 303 0660 – callers should select option 1 to speak to the COVID-19 team