Opening up - advice for businesses

Which businesses can open, when you can open and how to work safely.

As the government releases us from lockdown we've put together some resources for when businesses which are currently shut can reopen.

When can you open

All businesses and venues are able to reopen from 4 July, except for certain businesses, such as nightclubs, bowling alleys and nail bars, which will remain closed in law.

To help businesses get back to trading the government has set up taskforces to help with the reopening of pubs and restaurants, non-essential retail (including salons) and recreation and leisure businesses.

The government has now produced some updated guidance on the closure and opening of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures.

How to work safely during COVID-19

As businesses begin to reopen and people return to their workplace, the government has provided specific guidelines to working safely during the COVID-19 crisis for different sectors of the economy.

Reopening your business safely

The government has released a new online toolkit to help you to reopen your business safely during coronavirus (COVID‑19).

Reopening guidance for pubs and restaurants

We have put together some of the latest guidance and advice for pubs and restaurants on how to keep your premises, customers and staff safe when you reopen.

Guides for different types of business

The COVID-19 Secure guidelines includes advice and information for businesses on social distancing, carrying out risk assessments in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive, PPE, customer safety, employee safety, and more.

Here are the latest guidelines for safely reopening your business:

Social distancing posters

We've created some posters to help you:

  • Keep your staff and customers safe
  • let people know what they should be doing to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

You can download them, print them and put them up in your business.

Download posters to: 

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