24 June 2020

Guidelines – Govt & Industry

The Federation has been working with BDO, Hospitality Ulster, UKHospitality and others to produce a set of standard industry guidelines for use by the hospitality sector. 

Following the Northern Ireland Executive’s publication of its own guidelines on 23rd June, we can now release these to help industry prepare for re-opening.

Track & Trace – there is new guidance and also a poster to inform hospitality businesses about track & trace measures for the sector. https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/sites/default/files/Guidance_for_the_NI_hospitality_industry_on_maintaining_records_of_staff_customers_and_visitors.pdf 

Track & Trace Poster available to download NI_hospitality_industry_on_maintaining_records_of_staff_customers_and_visitors.pdf

Face Coverings – 8th August 2020 with information on the wearing of masks in hotels after 10th August 2020. This information has been updated with a new FAQ section on 10th August.


Swimming Pools & Spa – these have been allowed to open and there are a range of guidance documents available.  Please note there are a number of other documents that we can send directly to you 



A Practical Guide for the Hospitality & Tourism Industry – https://www.nihf.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/new_2127338__ukh-bdo-hu-nihf_guidance.pdf

Standard Operating Procedures, Checklists & Risk Assessments – https://www.nihf.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/new_410153__uk-hu-nihf_sops.pdf

Here is the link to the We’re Good to Go accreditation supported by the tourism bodies from each UK region: www.goodtogoni.com 

You can find the Government documents via the links below:

Tourism NI Guidance for Hotels and Accommodation – https://covid19.tourismni.com/support-centre/business-support-advice/practical-guidance-for-working-safely-during-covid-19/guidance-for-hotels/ 

Tourism NI Guidance for Restaurants, Bars and Pubs – https://covid19.tourismni.com/support-centre/business-support-advice/practical-guidance-for-working-safely-during-covid-19/guidance-for-restaurants-pubs-and-bars/ 

Tourism NI Guidance for the Visitor Economy – https://covid19.tourismni.com/support-centre/business-support-advice/practical-guidance-for-working-safely-during-covid-19/guidance-for-businesses-within-the-visitor-economy/ 

Tourism NI Guidance for Attractions – https://covid19.tourismni.com/support-centre/business-support-advice/practical-guidance-for-working-safely-during-covid-19/guidance-for-attractions/ 


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