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Covid-19: Industry Support, Advice, Resources

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In response to Covid-19, Women in Tourism has compiled a list of industry resources which are intended to help members and anyone else who may find them useful.LATEST UPDATE: FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020

Industry Support, Advice, Resources

What’s missing from the list? If you have information and updates you believe would be valuable for our industry and worth sharing, or you wish to contribute to the Women in Tourism blog, contact us:

  • Via email info@womenintourism.co.uk
  • Tweet us at @WITScotland –(our most frequent method of communication right now)
  • Join the Women in Tourism LinkedIn Group or post to our LI industry page

Key Sources: Industry Updates

Scottish Tourism Alliance – sign up for daily Covid 19 and industry updates

VisitScotland – Industry advice and updates

Scottish Government– news, updates, business information and more

VisitBritain – latest advice and updates for businesses

ASSC – check the blog for news and updates

ASVA – daily Coronavirus updates on the website

ETAG –regular updates and news for the industry

HIT Scotland 

Scotland Food and Drink – daily updates and support on Corona Virus

The Caterer: Corona Virus Advice Hub for Hospitality Operators and Employees

Eventsbase: industry updates for events professionals

Business Support, Help and Advice

Find Business Support – Coronavirus advice for businesses in Scotland

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise ScotentCOVID-19 Business Support27Mar2020

Sign up for regular email updates from Scottish Enterprise.

A new free-to-use jobs portal to help workers from the tourism and hospitality sectors who have found themselves displaced as a result of the COVID-19 has been launched. Supported by the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) and UK Hospitality, the recruitment portal is designed to help tourism and hospitality staff find at least temporary employment in other sectors such as food retail and supply, health care and delivery that now require high volumes of staff to get through the crisis. The portal will not be visible to the public and can only be accessed by the tourism, hospitality community through a link provided by Harri. If you would like access, please email mailto:hHospitalityUnite@Harri.com

Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme 2020 – last updated 26 March 2020

For further regular tourism industry updates across the country, sign up to the private Destination Leaders Programme LinkedIn Group to hear from tourism industry leaders across Scotland, as to what’s happening in their part of the country, and what advice and information they are sharing. To join, connect with WIT board members Aileen Lamb or Lesley Judge on LinkedIn and/or ask to join the group.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise 

Business Gateway: offering webinars instead of workshops, support, resources

HMRC: for the latest on tax relief and status for businesses

Institute of Directors has a Corona Virus Support Hub – accessing Government support

IPSE (Independent Professionals & the Self Employed): news & advice for freelancers

Scottish Chambers of Commerce – offering advice and support to members across Scotland

Business Women Scotland – advice and support for businesswomen in Scotland

Women’s Enterprise Scotland 

Interface: support for SME’s – innovation and product development with academic partnerships

Federation of Small Businesses: support, updates and advice for SME’s

Scottish Licenced Trade News (SLTN) – latest updates

Entrepreneurial Scotland: useful advice, information and articles

General Business news by sector – Business Insider

Webinars and Videos

See Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway for webinars and online tutorials

Travel Massive is running webinars and online events with industry topics

Business Responses & Adapting to the Crisis

Working from Home

Tips for businesses setting up home working

The Drum: Preparing for the new normal of working from home

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Looking after health and wellbeing during the Corona Virus Outbreak

Supporting Employees

Looking after your mental health during coronavirus outbreak

About mental health, self help and well-being: coronavirus and your mental wellbeing

Less stress in 60 seconds

Support and Advice for Carers: Looking after your health coronavirus19

Leisure Time

Positive thoughts from The Happy Broadcast Instagram

Stuck at home and need inspiration for what to cook? The Bootstrap Cook can help

More time on your hands for reading? TryRandom Acts of Kindness

Have a digital pint with your friendsthe rise of Zoom and Google Hangouts

How to be social while self-isolating: everything from virtual wine tastings to sofa singers

The internet apps getting us through quarantine


Scotland IS launches Online Hub to offer free Digital tools to Scottish Businesses

FutureScot: sign up to the newsletter for weekly email briefings on tech/digital

Social Media Management in times of crisis 

Learning & Personal Development

Sign up for an online course – work at your own pace

The Open University

Google Digital Garage: work through videos and tutorials

Mentoring: Women in Tourism members are entitled to a 60-minute mentoring session and can be matched with an industry mentee from within the membership. Get in touch if you’re interested in being a mentor or mentee: info@womenintourism.co.uk

Thought Leadership

Medium is a valuable resource to read about anything, you can publish articles too.

The Harvard Business Review is publishing daily articles on how to manage yourself, your team, and your company through the Covid 19 crisis – read more on the blog or sign up for updates

What’s missing?  Tell us > info@womenintourism.co.uk /@WITScotland