AA launches Covid Confident scheme for hospitality businesses

AA Covid-19 Confident logoA new ‘Covid Confident’ assessment scheme has been launched by the AA.

Relevant to glampsites, venues, holiday parks, B&Bs and a host of other related hospitality businesses, the new free accreditation scheme aims to help restore consumer confidence as the UK prepares to relax lockdown regulations. The accreditation will inform customers that an establishment has the required risk assessments, safety measures and staff training to reopen safely and in line with the Government and UKHospitality’s published guidelines.

Eligible businesses wishing to apply must be able to supply a risk assessment as well as clear evidence that appropriate procedures and measures are in place, along with proof that staff have received applicable training.

Applicants must also sign up to the Covid Confident Charter, a code of conduct that will include a commitment to continuing to update procedures and measures as guidelines change, and to submitting to future audits as required.

Simon Numphud, managing director at AA Media, said: “Covid-19 has had a profound impact upon all those working in the hospitality sector, and we’re acutely aware that customers are deeply concerned about how and when they will be able to safely return to restaurants, hotels, pubs and beyond.

“As lockdown lifts and the public begin to seek days out, short breaks, eating out and other experiences, the AA Covid Confident accreditation will support customers in finding approved establishments to visit.”

To apply visit: https://www.ratedtrips.com/aa-covid-confident

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