Great Yarmouth Borough Council launches new Covid Compliant scheme to increase confidence to visit local shops and venues
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is launching a new assurance scheme to support local businesses and help give shoppers the confidence they need to return to the high street.
The aim of the scheme, which is free for businesses to join, is to help reassure customers that an establishment has in place the necessary risk assessment, safety measures and staff training to operate safely. In turn, the council hopes this will provide people with the extra reassurance they need to return to shops, bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants and other venues, to boost the local economy.
To qualify, businesses must have in place a comprehensive Covid-19 risk assessment, appropriate Covid-19 controls, train staff so they understand Covid control measures, and comply with Government and trade guidance to operate safely.
Businesses successful in meeting the criteria and gaining a Covid Compliant Award will be added to the Council website, as well as receiving a certificate to be displayed at their venue.
A key part of the scheme is feedback from the public to monitor those taking part for continued compliance. The council's Environmental Health Officers and Covid Marshals will carry out random visits to venues, as well as responding to poor customer feedback.
Neighbourhood Plan - Latest Update
Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) are now in a position to publish and consult on the Winterton-on-Sea Neighbourhood Plan submitted to the Borough Council. The public inspection point will be the Town Hall (via booked appointment).
GYBC will consult on the documents for 8 weeks, from Friday 21st May to Friday 16th July.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council details are as follows:
Telephone: 01493 856100
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk, NR30 2QF