COVID-19: Reopening of the High Street and Businesses

Reopen your business safely during coronavirus (COVID‑19)


The UK Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy

5 Steps to Working Safely

Practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps.

Make sure you read all the guides relevant to your workplace. Each guide has specific actions for businesses to take based on these steps. 

GOV.UK Guidance: Working Safely during Coronavirus, 5 Steps to Working safely

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

BBFA Covid-19 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

The following guidance outlines what you may experience when you start to visit High Streets and businesses and some of the changes you might need to make to your normal shopping habits.
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.