Industry Update: 28 October

In summary: latest guidance on local restrictions

Following the UK Prime Minister’s announcement on Tuesday 20 October, all of Greater Manchester is now in the tier three “very high” category of the three alert levels.

The “very high” alert level reflects many of the current local interventions that have been applicable to Greater Manchester for some months, but there are additional measures that impact the tourism, hospitality and leisure sector. To find out more detail about the specific measures that apply in Greater Manchester, please click here.

The situation can change at any point. We therefore ask that you familiarise yourself with the information on our Know Before You Go page which is updated regularly so that both businesses and consumers have a one-stop resource for planning visits in and around Greater Manchester.

Register now: The Future of Marketing Place, 6 November 2020

As the Covid-19 crisis continues, it is becoming more challenging to map out ways in which we can continue to attract visitors and investors to our venues and economic hubs.

On Friday 6 November 2020 at 12:00, four personalities who have the job of navigating their way through these challenges will be joining Frank McKenna from Downtown in Business to discuss their ideas, thoughts and vision of what place marketing will look like in 2021 and beyond.

The panel will include Sheona Southern (Manchester), Chris Brown (Liverpool), Rachael McQueen (Lancashire) and Belinda Eldridge (Leeds), in what promises to be a lively conversation in light of recent events across the North.

To find out more about the event and to register, please click here.

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Tourism and Hospitality Support Hub 

Throughout the Covid-19 crisis the Tourism and Hospitality Support Hub has been available to ensure that tourism and hospitality businesses are given the most up to date information including reopening standards and guidance.

In addition, our colleagues in the Business Growth Hub will shortly be launching a new suite of support services specifically aimed at tourism and hospitality businesses who need practical advice at this current time. We will share full details in the coming days. Anyone who needs specific and detailed support should contact: