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HBAA continues to support our members through these challenging business times and here we have put together some useful links to Government information websites as well as other organisations. We will continue to add useful information and links to this page, so keep us bookmarked


Daily Situation update 

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To see the number of cases of COVID-19 in England and the UK visit the UK COVID-19 dashboard -

To see the number of cases globally see the World Health Organisation dashboard -


Non-Governmental Coronavirus Advice

The Government has put together a couple of lists which are handy to have – the first is public bodies, organisations and charities have produced additional resources that may be useful to employers and employees. This includes organisations such as ACAS, Business in the Community and Companies House

The second is a BEIS produced list of Trade and Business Organisations that are providing sector-specific advice on Coronavirus. It’s not particularly comprehensive but it’s a start.

Re today's announcement re halting the planned lockdown easing for 1 August
VisitBritain Consumer Tracker Report 20-24 July
Accor - MICE FB Re-Opening Protocol Covid-19 24.07.20
Government approved MIA guidance for venues operating meetings & conferences under Covid-19 - 24.07.20
HBAA: Meetings Restarting in England - Reference Grid - 24.07.20
HBAA - Meetings and Events Re-start Information - 24.07.20
Ukhospitality Reopening Guidance for Hospitality Businesses - 24.07.20
Penta Hotels - Full List of Measures
Info from DCMS on 17 July with further detail re PM's annoucement
HBAA UK Event Operations Guidelines during Covid-19 - 14.07.20
Impact of COVID-19 on Working Household Incomes 09.07.20
Guidance for track and trace from UK Hospitality 03.07.20
Cairn Group - Connect with Confidence 02.07.20
Tracking Consumer Sentiment on Impact of Covid-19 - 02.07.20
NH Hotel Group - Feel Safe 01.07.20
EIA - Open letter to Chancellor, 30.06.20
Almarose Hotels - Clean and Safe M&E - 30.06.20
Managing Redundancies – Q&A document - 30.06.20
HBAA Business Events, Accommodation and Meetings Report - 25.06.20
Petitions Committee Debate  on Covid 19 support for UK Industries - Meeting Transcript 25.06.20
Millennium Hotels and Resorts - We Clean, We Care, We Welcome - 25.06.20 (Non-HBAA Member)
Visitor Economy Guidance - 25.06.20
Agency Leaders - 30 minutes advice 24.06.20
Industry Heads: Opinion pieces - 24.06.20
Covid-19 Factsheet: Visa customers outside of the UK - 22.06.20
Covid-19 Factsheet: Guidance for Sponsors - 22.06.20
Covid-19 Factsheet: Visa holders and short-term residents in the UK - 22.06.20
Treasury Committee Report on Coronavirus Support - 19.06.20
Safer Events - A Framework for Action - Hire Space 17.06.20
Village Hotels - Keeping Guests Safe - M & E and VWorks - 17.06.20
BVEP Media Statement - 12.06.20
Covid 19 - Guidance for Tour Guiding - 12.06.20
Aviation Guidance Poster - 12.06.20
IATA Industry Outlook - 12.06.20
Iceland's alternative to quarantine - 12.06.20
Covid 19 Border Quarantine measures - 12.06.20
The Venues Collection - Stay Safe Feel Safe COVID Charter - 12.06.20
Hygiene and Safety Guidelines for Sea Containers London - 11.06.20
Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020 - 11.06.20
Security Considerations in an Economically Challenging Time - 11.06.20
Imago Venues - Customer Manifesto - 09.06.20
Imago Venues - Safe in our hands - 09.06.20
Impact of Occupancy on licensed premises under Covid-19 - 08.06.20
Hilton Cleanstay 08.06.20
The Studio Venue Company Re-Opening Plan - 04.06.20
Notes From CBI Webinar - 04.06.20
BVA-BDRC - Tracking Consumer Sentiment on the Impact of Covid-19 - 04.06.20
Radisson Hotel Group 03.06.20
Hotel Solutions – update on the accommodation sector 03.06.20
The Dalata Keep Safe Programme - 02 June 2020
Venuedirectory: Safe Meetings Details 01.06.20
Advantage Government Letter - 01.06.20
Factsheet for SEISS and CJRS Schemes - 01.06.20
BEIS Discretionary grants FAQs - 01.06.20
Conference News: 'Employers to contribute to furlough scheme from August, freelancers may also claim' - 29 May 2020
Industries letter to PM - air bridges - 23.05.20
Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund - LA Guidance 28.05.20
Lane End Conferences - Step to re-open for conferences and meetings
QEII Centre policy Prevention of the spread of Covid-19 - 26.05.20
Kempinski White Glove Service - 26.05.20
Cavendish Conferences -Preparing to Re-open 26.05.20
Accor Cleanliness and Prevention Overview 22.05.20
Hilton UK Hotels open for key worker transient business 21.05.20
Marriott Meetings and Events - Meet smart, Meet safe
Culture Secretary announces Cultural Renewal Taskforce 20/05/20
General HR easing of lockdown 19/05/20
IHG Hotels and Resorts offers a fresh take on clean 18/05/20
Absolute Works offers for members
HBAA Venue Contact Information - Sales and Accounts
Countrywide Hotels Update on Re-opening 14/5/20
etc venues - 15 point plan to holding an event - May 2020
The UFI framework for re-opening the exhibition industry 11/2/20
UK Government Recovery Strategy (England) 11 May 2020
MIA Social Distancing Survey 30/4/20
BVEP Launches report focused on £70bn events industry
The ‘F-Word’ and other HR Challenges 04/05/20
Business Rates letter from Leisure Tourism 01/05/20
CMA - Contracts, Cancellations and Refunds 01/05/20
Marriott Global Hotel Cleanliness program 29/04/20
Social distancing and the events industry - HBAA responses for DCMS 23/4/20
Minuted points from HBAA at BVEP meeting 21/4/20
DCMS Impact Survey 24 April 2020
24/4/20 Reporting to DCMS re  Refusal of Insurance Claims & Bank Lending Issues
27.04.20 - 10 or More Launch New Campaign Offering Luxury Weekend Breaks for NHS Heroes
Covid-19: Business Events Recovery Sentiment Survey - 24.04.20
20/4/20 Give Feedback to DCMS on Insurance, PTR & Loans
HMRC: Help to claim Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Advice from Professional Bodies Elman Wall Bennett - 24 March 20
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme) from TravLaw​
Obtaining Business Rates Relief
Institute of Hospitality - Employment and HR Law Management Guide
An open letter of support for everyone in the events industry, issued by VisitBritain Business Events 6th April 2020
Global Hotel Closures 13/04/2020