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COVID Aware Scheme

  • COVID Aware verification mark

    Retail businesses and shops in Belfast can apply to our COVID Aware Scheme. The scheme aims to assure customers that retailers are aware of and complying with the NI Executive's regulations and public health COVID-19 guidance.

    We will provide participating businesses in Belfast with a COVID Aware verification mark to:

    • reassure people that a business has taken measures to keep customers safe
    • give them confidence to visit shops and businesses.

    We developed the scheme with the support of industry representatives. It aims to be accessible and user-friendly and will be supported by existing compliance and enforcement action.

  • Apply to the scheme

    This scheme is currently open to retail businesses only.

    To apply, complete the COVID Aware self-assessment form for your business. Once received, we will issue your business with a ‘COVID Aware’ verification mark sticker, which you can display in your premises. 

    Complete COVID Aware self-assessment

    We may check from time to time that your business is following safety guidelines. We may withdraw your participation in the scheme if we find that your business is in breach of COVID-19 regulations.

  • Business advice line

    Our free and confidential advice line for businesses provides support and guidance on how to keep staff and customers safe. It’s open Monday to Friday, from 9am until 5pm.

    Call 028 9027 0565 to speak to an advisor. Or email and an advisor will respond within one working day.

    Read our coronavirus updates

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