The Visitor Accommodation Support Scheme provides business support funding to registered visitor accommodation businesses impacted by the covid restrictions. Support payments under this scheme started in October 2020 and continue until March 2021. This scheme replaces the funding that was available to these businesses up until September 2020 through phase 1 and 2 payroll co-funding schemes and is distinct from the latest payroll co-funding scheme announced in January, which does not apply to the visitor accommodation sector . Business Support measures to the visitor accommodation sector for the period beyond March are currently under consideration.
Applications for the visitor accommodation support scheme were originally invited from 1st August until 31st August 2020. However, following the new restrictions announced in January 2021, this scheme has been made available for late applications from those businesses that did not apply in 2020. The guidance provided here outlines the support available.