• Coronavirus Updates


Marketing Liverpool has recently joined a key working group in order to have a direct line of communication through to the Department for Digital, Cultural, Media and Sport (DCMS) during this difficult period. The aim of the group is to provide a Tourism Industry Emergency Response (TIER) platform, and comprises many important organisations including DCMS, ABTA, AITO, Association of Events Organisers, VisitBritain/ VisitEngland, BETA, UK Hospitality, Coach Tourism Association, UKinbound and ETOA amongst others, as well as other significant destinations and large travel operators.

Our participation in these discussions, which is chaired by Patricia Yates (Director of Strategy and Communication at VisitBritain), provides the forum to be able to receive updates from Government and gives the ability for attendees to question or seek clarity on specific elements/ schemes. Therefore, as Marketing Liverpool partners, if there is comment that you would like for Chris Brown, Director of Marketing Liverpool, to raise in future TIER meetings, then please do contact us.

LATEST UPDATE: 26/11/2020 - 12PM

Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral, Knowsley and Halton) will enter Tier 2 restrictions at 00:01 on December 2nd.

For more information on what this means for you and visitors to Liverpool, please read these FAQ's.

We'll provide more information as and when we get it.

UPDATE: 12/11/2020 - 5PM

The Secretary of State for BEIS, Alok Sharma, gave a press briefing on COVID-19 today, along with Prof Steve Powis of NHS England, in which he confirmed that the Government will be distributing £2.2 billion to local authorities in England tomorrow, to allow them to make grant payments to businesses which have been affected.


VisitBritain Business Advise Hub

Helping your tourism business to grow - with practical tips, legal obligations and local support

LCR Business Support

Support for businesses and employers in Liverpool City Region who may be affected.


CBILS is a new scheme, announced by The Chancellor at Budget 2020, that can provide facilities of up to £5m for smaller businesses across the UK who are experiencing lost or deferred revenues, leading to disruptions to their cashflow.

Consumer Sentiment Tracker

VisitBritain has commissioned a weekly tracking survey to understand domestic intent to take short breaks and holidays both within the U.K. and abroad, with particular focus around the current barriers and concerns around travel and how these will evolve over time.


From grants to VAT deferrals, a full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.