COVID-19: Reopening of the High Street and Businesses

Reopening your business during the coronavirus (COVID‑19) pandemic.


National lockdown: stay at home

You must stay at home. This is the single most important action we can all take to protect the NHS and save lives.

You must not leave your home unless necessary.

Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.

Find out what you can and cannot do

There are 4 tiers for local restrictions:

This revised guidance covers many issues that are applicable for a COVID Secure premises under any of the COVID Regulations, but it should be noted that under Tier Two (High Risk) requirements, many premises either cannot meet the tougher requirements of  'a table meal' so cannot open, or may decide not to open anyway.

Icon for pdf MENDIP Covid Guidance Tier Two High December 2020 [842.79KB]

The toughest measures are targeted in areas where the virus is most prevalent or where we are seeing sharper increases in the rate of infection.

Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

GOV.UK Guidance: Working Safely during Coronavirus

Better Business for All (BBfA) partnership Covid-19 Toolkit to help guide you to restarting your business safely:  

COVID-19 Re-opening after a closure Toolkit

Showing you are COVID-19 Secure

Employers are able to use posters or images on digital channels or print to display in workplaces to show their employees, customers and other visitors, that they have followed guidance and are COVID-19 secure.  

Showing you're COVID-19 secure

New National Restrictions from January 2021
If you are reopening a business there are a number of things you may need to consider to make sure that staff and customers stay safe.
Frequently asked questions about reopening your business, supporting the test and trace efforts, what to do if your business has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 is reported and many other useful frequently asked questions.
Mendip District Council have been working with the County and Parish Councils to enable the safe reopening of our businesses in Mendip with sufficient space for social distancing.