Go North East has been accredited with ‘Good to Go,’ a new UK-wide tourism industry standard and consumer mark from VisitBritain.
VisitBritain has been working with the UK’s national tourism organisations, including regional partners such as Visit County Durham and Newcastle Gateshead Initiative to develop Good to Go.
The new standard and supporting mark is a sign of businesses being able to demonstrate that they are adhering to the respective government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and check they have the required processes in place.
Go North East has passed with flying colours thanks to enhanced cleaning regimes, social distancing processes and a number of safety measures that have been in place for some time.
Safety measures include PPE and protective screens, floor vinyls for guidance on aspects such as social distancing and posters advising on things like seating arrangements and face coverings.
Stephen King, Commercial Director at Go North East, said: “It’s great that we can be accredited with the ‘We’re Good to Go’ tourism industry standard mark to give confidence to our customers, reassuring them that we’re adhering to the latest government guidelines, and allows us to be part of the unlocking of the country.
“We implemented various measures early on, including enhanced cleaning regimes, and have continued to adapt and improve safety aspects as further advice has been issued from government.
“Our buses are clean and safe, so we’re here for when you need us.”