Marketing Cheltenham COVID-19 Update

Advice and useful information

We’ve pulled together some information that we thought might be helpful for you all.

Visit Britain
If you’re looking for helpful information for UK tourism businesses, Visit Britain is a great place to start. They are keeping their website up to date with the impact of travel to and from the UK along with a range of useful information and advice. We recommend keeping an eye on their page.

Visit Britain/Visit England’s Business Advice Hub is also a hugely valuable resource, full of useful information for any business involved in the tourism sector.

Acas also has a very useful page for employers and employees, offering free advice for employment rights and best practice. It updates its page regularly.

Events advice
If you had any events organised which have now been cancelled, the Bright Bull website has some useful suggestions on things you could do, ranging from virtual events to hosting the speakers or artists in an online interview instead.

Hotel Sector
HSMAI is providing access to resources which will help hotels and travel industry professionals stay informed and put crisis management techniques into place.

Local business advice
Cheltenham BID have also created useful information for businesses including what businesses are entitled to and taking your business online.



A number of companies have set up some useful webinars or training sessions on a variety of subjects:

Employment Law
Acas is hosting webinars on employment law and employment relations and there are still spaces in early April. The free webinar provides practical advice for employers to help manage the impact of coronavirus in the workplace.

UK Hospitality
UK Hospitality ran a webinar on what hospitality need to know, which although ran last week still includes helpful information to businesses now.

For training opportunities, Cornerstone have recently opened 140 courses for free available to anyone across a wide range of topics from practicing self-care to staying productive while working remotely.

Get involved & Share your experience

International Markets
Visit Britain has a campaign about re-focusing their international marketing activity. To find out more and how you can get involved click here.

Impact Surveys
There are a number of business surveys underway nationally. If you complete no other survey, please do take a few moments to complete the business survey from GFirst LEP, the responses from which will help to inform the specific help and support Gloucestershire as a county will seek to put in place.  You can take the survey here: