It might feel like the world has turned upside down in just a few short months. How do I know when or where to travel? Is anything safe? What are the places I’m travelling to doing to help stop the spread of infection?
As lockdown starts to lift in parts of the UK and we enter a phase that many are calling ‘the new normal’, the AA’s brand new COVID Confident badge will help give you confidence when planning your next staycation.
Whether it’s a day out, a short break, restaurant visit or stay away from home, the AA can help you find approved places to go that are following national guidelines for Covid safety.
The new assessment checks that businesses have the necessary measures in place for a safe visit. It is open to a wide variety of places, including hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation, restaurants, pubs, camping and glamping parks, holiday parks, visitor attractions and golf courses.
A sign of confidence
To ensure businesses are following both government and industry guidelines, a rigorous application process has been put in place.
Hospitality businesses must supply evidence of:
- A COVID-19 risk assessment.
- New and relevant safety procedures.
- Staff training and awareness.
They also complete a self-assessment questionnaire and sign up to the COVID Confident Charter (read more about the charter’s pledges). The charter is a code of conduct that will include a commitment to update procedures and measures as guidelines change, and to undertaking to future audits as required.