17th June 2020

Belfast City Council produce new business 'confidence mark'

A new ‘confidence mark’ is being rolled out by Belfast City Council and its city partners as the city starts to reopen and begin its journey to recovery.

The window stickers are being distributed to businesses and premises that are reopening their doors to reassure customers that measures have been taken to keep them safe, and give them confidence to visit shops and businesses again, as lockdown restrictions start to ease.

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Frank McCoubrey said: “As our city moves into the first stages of recovery, one of our main priorities is ensuring that our businesses are prepared and protected in order to welcome the public back safely.

“We’ve been working hard with our city partners to ensure that as customers and workers start to return to premises across the city, they feel confident and reassured that we are taking the appropriate measures to ensure social distancing, and that public health advice is being adhered to.

“The confidence mark is to show members of the public that businesses are taking necessary steps to help customers feel at ease, feel safe, and above all have an enjoyable experience when shopping and going about their daily business.”

Alderman McCoubrey added: “As we continue to come to terms with the unprecedented circumstances we currently find ourselves in, we want to remind residents and the wider public that we are working hard to make the necessary changes and adapting how we do business to ensure the city continues to move forward, and support our local economy.
“It has been great to see retailers across the city reopen to the public over the last few days and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors back in a safe and enjoyable way.”

Belfast City Council will be distributing the window stickers to businesses but you can also arrange to pick one up from Visit Belfast on Donegall Square North. Visit Belfast’s opening hours are 9.30am – 5pm (Monday – Saturday). To arrange collection please call 028 90246609 or email info@visitbelfast.com.