In the media

October 2020

September 2020

What's so Covid-special about this Redditch hotel?

A REDDITCH hotel has been named as one of the most Covid-compliant hotels in the country by a new safety survey.The Southcrest Manor Hotel, in Pool Bank, is one of just 21 hotels across the Midlands - and 175 nationwide - to be recognised by the Safe to Trade Scheme.

Published: 05/09/2020

Hotel group goes extra mile in Aviemore against Covid

The inclusion of Macdonald Aviemore Resort and our nearby sister resorts Macdonald Spey Valley and Macdonald Lochanhully on the hospitality industry’s recently-published list of Safe to Trade venues is testament to the strenuous efforts of our team who have worked so hard to ensure that all measures have been correctly implemented.

Published: 05/09/2020

Five Birmingham hotels named among top 'Covid-safe stays' in UK

A newly launched Safe to Trade Scheme helps holidaymakers identify which hotels, bars, restaurants and cinemas are going the extra mile to ensure the safety of their staff and guests by implementing measures that go above and beyond the Government’s guidelines for trading during the pandemic.

Published: 05/09/2020

Hotel listed in top 175 Covid-safe hotels

As the number of August bank holiday overnight stays at UK hotels were down from 8.6m last year to 4.8m this year, a list of 175 fully Covid-compliant UK hotels has been released by the hospitality industry’s Safe to Trade Scheme – and one hotel in Cumbria features.

Published: 05/09/2020

Hotel listed in top 175 Covid-safe hotels

As the number of August bank holiday overnight stays at UK hotels were down from 8.6m last year to 4.8m this year, a list of 175 fully Covid-compliant UK hotels has been released by the hospitality industry’s Safe to Trade Scheme – and one hotel in Cumbria features.

Published: 05/09/2020

DoubleTree Southampton and Macdonald Hotels among safest in UK

Doubletree Southampton, Macdonald Hotels Botley Park Hotel and Spa, both in Southampton, and Macdonald Hotels Elmers Court Hotel and Resort, in Lymington, have made the Safe to Trade Scheme Approved list to take their place among the safest 175 hotels in the UK.

Published: 05/09/2020

Hotel du Vin in York makes 'safe to stay' list

There are 11 hotels in Yorkshire that have made the hospitality industry’s Safe to Trade Scheme Approved list, taking their place among the safest 175 hotels in the UK.

Published: 05/09/2020

The 31 Scottish hotels named in list of 'coronavirus-safe stays' in the UK

Over 30 of Scotland's top hotels have been named in a list of 'coronavirus-safe' stays in the UK.The sites in Aberdeen, Dundee, Aviemore, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow have been included among 175 hotels across the UK deemed as fully covid compliant by the nationwide Safe to Trade scheme.

Published: 05/09/2020

Two Northamptonshire hotels included on 'safest stay list'

As many Brits look closer to home this year for a much needed staycation, experts have released a 'safe list' of hotels across the UK deemed as fully Covid-compliant.The Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa and Mercure Daventry Court Hotel & Spa made the list of 175 nationwide establishments endorsed by the Safe to Trade Scheme, with a total of 22 hotels in the Midlands featuring.

Published: 05/09/2020

Winchester hotels named among the top Covid-safe stays in UK

THREE hotels in Winchester have been deemed as going above and beyond Covid-compliant Government guidelines to ensure the safety of its guests.Hotel Du Vin Winchester, Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel and Norton Park Hotel have made the Safe to Trade Scheme Approved list to take their place among the safest 175 hotels in the UK.

Published: 05/09/2020

The safest coronavirus-compliant hotels in Surrey

A new scheme has revealed the number of Surrey hotels which are among the safest coronavirus-compliant establishments in the UK.The Safe to Trade Scheme is an independently verified safety standard for hospitality businesses which go above and beyond the government's guidelines for trading.

Published: 03/09/2020

Winchester hotels named among the top Covid-safe stays in UK

THREE hotels in Winchester have been deemed as going above and beyond Covid-compliant Government guidelines to ensure the safety of its guests.Hotel Du Vin Winchester, Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel and Norton Park Hotel have made the Safe to Trade Scheme Approved list to take their place among the safest 175 hotels in the UK.

Published: 02/09/2020

July 2020

Reopen safely, start trading again with the Safe to Trade Scheme

Join thousands of other businesses who reopened safely and created a safe, relaxing hospitality experience for all to enjoy. Shield Safety Group, the award-winning Food Safety, Fire Safety and Health & Safety consultancy, have partnered with North Wales Tourism to introduce the Safe to Trade.

Published: 11/07/2020

Golf resorts are marketing for ‘staycation’ customers

A number of UK golf resorts, which traditionally market to foreign visitors, believe their customers for at least the next 12 months will predominantly be UK-based.Managers believe that the current popularity of golf mixed with the lack of demand for air travel will result in golfers, who might normally holiday abroad, visiting UK venues this summer, and the marketing strategy involves detailing their hygiene credentials.

Published: 04/07/2020

June 2021

Safe to Trade accreditation scheme launched

Shield Safety Group has launched an accreditation scheme designed to enable businesses to reopen safely with ongoing COVID-19 checks and monitoring.

Published: 02/06/2020

February 2020