COVID-19: Your Business
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.
Stay Alert to Stay Safe
- Keep a safe distance from others
- Stay home as much as possible
- Keep washing your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms or if you have been in contact with a person who has coronavirus.
Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.
Changes in High Streets
Changes to the High Street may impact on how your business operates, before your reopen please read the relevant guidance set out for your type of business with links to toolkits and posters you are able to use.
Better Business for All (BBfA) partnership Covid-19 Toolkit to help guide you to restarting your business safely:
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.
Moving around town will be different to normal, be aware:
- there may be temporary changes to the High Street
- do not remove barriers or go into taped off areas
Please follow the latest Government guidance about staying safe outside your home.
Which Shops can reopen?
Not all businesses can reopen on the 15 June and some businesses may take the decision to remain closed. Some businesses plan to open for reduced hours or may plan to adapt to 'offer takeaway' or 'click and collect' services until they can 'fully' reopen.
The list of businesses that are able to reopen on the 15th June:
- food retailers
- hardware/homeware stores
- fashion shops
- charity shops
- betting shops and arcades
- tailors, dress fitters and fashion designers
- car dealerships
- antique stores
- retail art galleries
- photography studios
- gift shops and retail spaces in theatres, museums, libraries, heritage sites and tourism sites
- mobile phone stores
- indoor and outdoor markets
- craft fairs
- similar types of retail
If you aren't planning on reopening on the High Street but you are trading online, please complete this online form to request to be added to the COVID-19 business directory.
Advice for your Customers
Some of your customers may be anxious to return to visiting businesses and might not know what to expect.
Parking in towns
All car parks are open.