Where to find advice about Coronavirus for tourism businesses in and around Oswestry during the 2020 pandemic
This page will show where to find advice about coronavirus as it affects tourism providers in and around Oswestry. Where possible the links will be to other pages that are providing current updates. We hope it will give you one place to see the latest news.
Can we help? If you are a local tourism provider and member of Oswestry Borderland Tourism and want us to share anything on the web site or Social media, please email us. Lee@oswestry-welshborders.org.uk
The TIC and Oswestry Visitor and Exhibition Centre is closed. The staff and board are continuing to work from home and we will do everything we can to continue to promote Oswestry. In the meantime we will be showing as much of the area as we can with some of the stunning images we have and also the videos we have commissioned of some of the best places to visit. (Don’t forget as a member of Oswestry Borderland Tourism you can use our images to promote your own business too)
Places to find the latest information (these will open in a new tab so you can easily return to this page)
Good to go – sign up to become a Covid Confident business and get accreditation.
Shropshire Council Grant Information page.
Shropshire Council – free use of the Grantfinder tool until 31st October 2020.
Visit Britain – the tourism industry web site.
Visit Shropshire Business Facebook– the new not for profit organisation to promote Shropshire. They are offering a limited free membership while the restrictions apply.
Virtual Shropshire Facebook – if you are open Virtual Shropshire members can post on here. Why not post any Virtual Events?
Marches Growth Hub – business support for Shropshire, Hereford and Telford and Wrekin
Wales Business Advice
Bed and Breakfast Association
One Oswestry – Oswestry BID web site with latest information for Oswestry generally.
Also useful for accommodation providers as businesses re-open:
Self Catering Association for Risk Assessments.
Northern Ireland Tourism – advice for accommodation providers.
The AA – Covid Confident Accreditation.
Visit Wales – Barod Amdani – Good to Go presentation – due to launch Friday June 26th
We lobbied the government to extend the grant the grants to small businesses that don’t pay Business Rates and have received a reply from Nigel Hudleston. Response from MinisterMC2020-04789
Dedicated business web site by HM Government
Marches LEP response All Party Parliamentary Group on Leisure and Hospitality sent to the Marches LEP to be sent on to The Parliamentary group Pathways to Recovery programme.
See the latest survey from Wales Covid tourism research summary Apr 20
You can sign up to Oswestry Borderland Tourism Newsletter here: this is for any business who has an interest in bringing visitors to the area. Oswestry Borderland Tourism is a not for profit organisation that only exists to promote Oswestry & The Borderlands to visitors. We would love you to join us but you don’t have to be a member to receive the newsletter.
Looking forward to better times.
Chairman Oswestry Borderland Tourism