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Information for businesses

The Government has recently announced a phased reopening of shops and businesses. To help understand how these changes impact your businesses and how you can stay Covid 19 secure, we recommend reading this webpage.  

If you are a business that is reopening, there are important steps you can take to reduce risk of infection within your premises. The Government and Health & Safety Executive have produced guidance on how best to operate safely across sectors:

Business support toolkit

To download our free Business Support Toolkit, which provides helpful guidance on how to reopen safely for your staff and customers, click below.

Download toolkit here

Hospitality support toolkit

Our hospitality sector is an important part of the local economy. To help these businesses reopen and be Covid-19 Secure, please download this free Hospitality Support Toolkit, which provides helpful guidance on how to reopen safely for your staff and customers.

Download toolkit here

Free business support

To help you reopen and ensure you are Covid-19 Secure, reach out to our dedicated Business Support officers. They'll be able to provide you with free 1:1 guidance and advice on adapt your premises with confidence. Contact or phone +44 (0)7944 373605 for more details or to schedule your 1:1 appointment. 

Get your business noticed!

View our interactive online map and let residents and visitors know you are open and have adapted Covid-19 Secure. Click here to get started.

Order free social distancing stickers

To help your customer safely navigate your premises, please order these free safe queuing pavement stickers and Covid-19 Secure posters. They're a great way to keep your customers safe and orderly. Order for free here

Working Safely

5 steps to working safely

Practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps. Each guide has specific actions for businesses to take based on these steps. Take a look here

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) – shops and branches

Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments. Take a look here

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

 The Government has published a guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.  Take a look at the guidance here

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do

The government has published guidance on staying safe outside your home and guidance on social distancing rules. Take a look at the key FAQs to help you prepare for these changes.

Health and Safety Guidance - working safely during COVID-19

This guidance is for employers, but workers and the self-employed may also find it useful.

It’s designed to help you make your work and workplace safe (be COVID-secure). It'll help you to manage the risk associated with re-starting or running your business during the outbreak.  Read the guidance here

Health and Safety Guidance and Risk Assessments

As an employer, you’re required by law to protect your employees, and others, from harm. Take a look at the guidance and risk assessments here

Order Covid-19 Secure stickers and posters

Showing you're COVID-19 secure

The new guidance from government to help businesses in the UK work safely, includes a downloadable notice. Employers can display this in their workplaces to show their employees, customers and other visitors to their workplace, that they have followed this guidance. 

Click here to download more assets for use on print and digital channels

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