Northampton Borough Council receives “We’re Good to Go” standard

Northampton Borough Council is reassuring the public that its event facilities are good to go ahead of a return to tiered coronavirus restrictions.

The Council has received the “We’re Good to Go” accreditation, VisitBritain’s official UK mark recognising tourism and hospitality organisations that have worked hard to ensure a process is in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

The standard is especially important for the Guildhall, which has the facilities to host weddings with up to 15 guests in line with the current government guidance.

It also reiterates that the highest safety and hygiene standards are ensured when members of the public visit the Council for other purposes – restrictions permitting.

Cllr Anna King, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Safety, said: “It was important for us, particularly as we leave the latest national lockdown, to remind the public that they can expect the highest levels of Covid security when they visit our facilities.

“For example, if they hold a wedding in our Great Hall, we have ensured that all areas are deep cleaned afterwards.

“Obtaining the ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation is one of the avenues we have pursued to continue providing that reassurance.”

The Guildhall has a range of measures in place to ensure its premises are Covid secure, including:

  • ample hand sanitisers
  • Test and Trace QR codes
  • one-way systems
  • socially-distanced seating.

For more information on “We’re Good to Go”, please visit goodtogo.visitbritain.com