19th August 2020

Caithness Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that, thanks to the generous support of Highlands & Islands Enterprise, it will be launching a free, simple online service to allow hospitality businesses across the North Highlands to safely collect and store customer data in line with official guidelines to support the Scottish Government’s Test & Protect Programme.

This new service, #ProtectNorthHighlands, will be launching on 26 August and will be free for any business in Caithness and Sutherland to access. It offers a quick and easy way for customers to digitally check in and out of businesses using their mobile device at any participating business across the region, as well as allowing businesses to manually check in customers without a mobile device.

Participating businesses can rest assured that customer data is being stored and handled securely by the Chamber team, relieving them of the burden of data protection and allowing them to focus on providing a safe and welcoming environment to their customers.

Designed and built entirely in the Highlands by Cairngorm Studios, Grantown-on-Spey, in conjunction with Cairngorms Business Partnership Ltd, this web-based Test & Protect solution has already been successfully rolled out by Cairngorms, Lochaber and Moray Chambers of Commerce.

Trudy Morris, Chief Executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce, said:

“With the Scottish Government recently making the collection of customer data for Test & Protect mandatory, we know that many businesses will be looking for a solution to enable them to do this safely, securely and with minimum fuss.

“Thanks to the excellent work done by Cairngorm Studios, and the generous support of HIE, we are pleased to be able to support businesses across the North Highlands by offering this simple solution free of charge. With Chambers across the region offering the same service, this will bring confidence to visitors that they can safely check in at participating venues wherever they are in the Highlands.”

For more details on the programme and to register your interest in joining, contact the Chamber today on protect@caithnesschamber.com

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