Latest COVID-19 information and advice from Visit Dartmoor

During these uncertain times we are all constantly focused on the safety and welfare of our residents, visitors and tourism workers. This is a rapidly changing situation and we are closely monitoring government guidelines.

Opening Information 

Following government advice hospitality businesses are closed until the 4th July, apart from for takeaways, but all are busy putting safety measure in place and taking booking ready for when they can welcome guests back. Shops and Zoo’s are already allowed to reopen and many are now open and looking forward to welcoming you.

As Government advice and restrictions are updated and advice on travel is amended we will keep this page updated.

On Instagram, Twitter and Facebook we will share stunning images of the region as well as interesting and informative blog posts so you can continue to enjoy and learn new and exciting things about Dartmoor as well as get inspiration for future visits.

We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Below we have listed some key websites which are continually being updated with the latest information and advice, we recommend visiting the most relevant website for your enquiry to stay up to date with the latest guidance.  

Anybody with concerns over their own health or any questions about the Coronavirus, please use the NHS Coronavirus webpages.

The UK Government are posting regular updates and information on their website which can be found here.

On our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages we are doing our best to continually share news from Dartmoor’s tourism businesses on opening details, events and their messages to their valued customers.

Please keep an eye on our social media feeds for posts as well as the individual businesses feeds. If you have a current booking and need advice please visit the businesses social media feeds and website for the latest information and if you have any further questions please contact the business directly.  

Visit England COVID-19 Advice

The Visit Britain and Visit England website is continually being updated on the current situation in relation to COVID-19 with the latest information and advice for businesses. 

We advise all businesses with questions or who are looking for further information to visit this website regularly.

“We’re Good To Go” 

You can now apply for a free UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure your customers that your business adheres to Government and public health guidance.

To support you as you work towards re-opening and welcoming customers, the ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard and consumer mark is now available to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for businesses, attractions and destinations as well as reassurance to local residents and visitors that clear processes are in place and that as a business you are good to go.

If your business operates in England and you have read and implemented the Government’s COVID-19 reopening guidance, understand the guidance from Public Health England and have a COVID-19 Risk Assessment in place, you can apply for the industry standard mark by simply completing a self-assessment through our online platform. This includes a checklist confirming you have put the necessary processes in place. You will then receive a certification and the ‘We’re Good To Go’ mark to display on your premises and online.

A separate application is required for all of your sites as it is essential that each General Manager or site lead understand what needs to be in place and if you operate in different parts of the United Kingdom respective national guidance, including social distancing and cleanliness protocols, must be in place. In England, your business must align with the UK Government’s official guidance for the sector including ‘Working Safely during COVID-19: Visitor Economy’. An ‘alert’ system ensures that if you are signed-up to the standard, you will be notified if there are changes to the official guidance. A call-handling service will provide you with support and assessors will also carry-out random spot-checks to ensure your business is adhering to the guidance.