We are pleased to announce the launch of the North Norfolk District Council’s Covid Safe award scheme and we encourage all our retail and hospitality businesses to apply.

The scheme is free, and is designed to support our local retail, service and hospitality sector by helping to provide reassurance to the public that it is safe to return to our shops, bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants, hairdressers and other visitor venues operating within the District.

We recognise the lockdown has had a major impact on our local businesses and consumer confidence is returning however we feel that good business compliance and standards on staying Covid safe should be recognised.

Our local businesses have already spent time, effort and money on making their premises as safe as possible for their customers and staff. We need to keep transmission rates low and help reduce the impact so that consumers return to our businesses.

The Stay Covid Safe Award scheme will help reassure the public that establishments have in place all reasonable measures and controls to safeguard customers and staff.

Trained Covid Support staff will make compliance checks. You will be assessed against a checklist which is quite simple and should take around 30 minutes to complete depending on the size and nature of your business. Control measures such as face coverings, staff training and social distancing measures will be checked.

What do I need to do?

To apply for North Norfolk District Council’s Covid Safe Award, register your interest by emailing staycovidsafe@north-norfolk.gov.uk and a Covid Support Officer will get in touch.

Last updated: 4th June 2021