Please use this page to find guidance on running your business safely and your responsibilities as an employer or employee during the coronavirus pandemic. Information about the financial support available during the coronavirus pandemic can be found here.

Working safely during coronavirus

The Government has produced 14 sector specific guides to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic.

The guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe. To view the guidance visit: Working safely during coronavirus (GOV.UK)

The guides include updated information on the reopening of close contact services such as hairdressers and barbers and the reopening of restaurants, pubs and bars on 12 April.

Guidance for close contact services

Guidance for restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services

Guidance for employees

Take a look at the Government employee guidance for advice on working from home, sick pay, and frequently asked questions.

Cleaning of non-healthcare settings

Advice on cleaning in non-healthcare settings such as workplaces, hotel rooms and student accomodation can be found here.

Recovering drinking water supplies

The restrictions placed on business and people by UK governments, as a measure to restrict the transmission of COVID-19, has left many premises either closed or with reduced staff, resulting in drinking water systems possibly being left stagnant over this period.

The guidance document below is for building owners, landlords, managers, and for those who operate “Refill” schemes.  It details the steps necessary once access to buildings is permitted, to restore their drinking water systems, to prevent any problems with drinking water quality  and potential risk to health.

Recovering drinking water supplies - Briefing note (PDF Document, 0.71 Mb)

Offer coronavirus (COVID-19) support from your business

Use this service to tell the government how your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus. You’ll be asked some questions about the type of support you can give. You’ll then be contacted as soon as possible if your support is needed. For further details visit: Offer Coronavirus support for businesses (GOV.UK)

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Last updated: Wed 28 April, 2021 @ 15:15