Cambridge Businesses Rally Together to Tell Visitors It Is Safe to Shop
The businesses said they had spent thousands on making sure they were Covid-safe. Cambridge businesses are rallying together to show they’ve made the city Covid-secure. A group is launching a ‘Safe and Open Cambridge’ campaign, calling other companies to join to bring back visitors. All businesses taking part in the campaign are highlighting they’ve spent thousands of pounds on measures for Covid safety. With enhanced hygiene measures, premises adapted to maintain social distancing, and training for staff. Self-catering apartments are among the first to reopen, allowing members of the same household to holiday from April 12th.
How Your Space Apartments Are Welcoming Back Visitors
Your Space says it’s important to restore confidence among the city’s business and leisure visitors. Suzanne Emerson, owner and campaign organiser, said: “Hundreds of thousands of travellers from the UK and overseas bring millions of pounds into the Cambridge economy. They support so much of what makes the city world famous, like its tech and innovation sectors, education, and historical attractions. We urgently need to get the message out that it’s safe to come back to Cambridge now that we’re finally beating the pandemic. A warm welcome awaits our visitors. We’ve missed you!”
Your Space’s apartments are regularly deep cleaned by an industrial fogger, a device which is also used in hospitals to disinfect surfaces. It offers a quarantine package for those travelling from overseas, including a door-to-door service from Stansted Airport. The option of having fresh food delivered to a guest’s front door is also provided to the visitors from abroad. “Whether it’s talking to the radio, newspapers, television, online, social media, presentations, meetings or virtual conferences. We all need to start getting the message out that Cambridge is a Covid secure city to come to,” she added. “It’s too important for so many businesses, and a prosperous future for Cambridge, to miss this opportunity. A better future is ahead, we’re getting on top of coronavirus and we must capitalise on that.” To read more about the covid policy click here.
Businesses Safe to Shop
Mill Road-based Culinaris, which sells delicatessen foods from around the world, has also joined the campaign. Ildiko Bognar, sales and marketing manager, said: “Visitors are vital for businesses in Cambridge, not only financially but from a cultural and historical point of view. “It’s been a challenging year for all but thankfully we did not have to stop doing what we love. We stocked up with an abundance of brand new cheese, wines, spices, chocolates, charcuterie and many other goods. We’re looking forward to the return of buzzing, colourful, inspiring crowds of Cambridge we all miss and love.”
Isabelle Chappell, chocolatier and owner of Chocolat Chocolat on St Andrew’s Street, said: “With the lockdown coming to an end we’ve been busy taking all the necessary Covid precautions, and making chocolate! “We’re ready to open our new shop inside the Grand Arcade. Full of freshly made treats and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors from near and far.”
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