OPENING YOUR BUSINESS SAFELY

On 23rd June 2020, the Government announced further relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions as part of Step Three of the plan to return life to as near normal as possible. New guidance has been issued detailing which businesses and venues can reopen from 4th July, click here to find out more.

 

This is great news for our economy as more businesses begin to operate again and welcome customers back in. It’s hugely important that we all play our part in making sure everyone stays safe while enjoying South Kesteven’s fantastic facilities.

 

Government guidance is essential in helping businesses preparing to reopen safely. We’re sharing all of the links to relevant guidance below, but with the most recent announcements, would particularly highlight the following which have been updated to include specific guidance for the hospitality sector:

 

Useful links to help businesses reopen safely

Guidance for working safely during Coronavirus

Guidance for working safely in restaurants and takeaways

Guidance for businesses within the visitor economy

Guidance for hotel and guest accommodation providers

Guidance for opening shops/branches

South Kesteven District Council advice

 

>> Download this notice to display in your shop window to confirm you’ve complied with Government guidelines

>> Download the South Kesteven District Council social distancing checklist for retail businesses

Advice for restarting a business

SECTOR SPECIFIC GUIDANCE

The Government released eight guides covering different sectors to support employers to get their businesses back up and running. These guidelines have been produced in consultation with specific industries to help ensure workplaces are operating as safely as possible, click here to find out more.

 

The government is working closely with Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations to support the national response to coronavirus, click here to find out more.

LISTING YOUR BUSINESS ON WHATSHOP

To help residents and visitors in South Kesteven know what shops and services are open, we’ve launched a new online directory called WhatShop. It’s designed to promote businesses in the district which have reopened after lockdown.

 

Let your customers know you’re back in business and list yourself for free on WhatShop. Click here to upload your details now.

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020

OTHER GUIDANCE

FAQs: WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO

The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS.

 

Click here for the latest FAQ’s guidance which applies in England – people in ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland should follow the specific rules in those parts of the UK.

THE HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE

Click here to find the latest advice and guidance from Health and Safety Executive. They’re keep their dedicated COVID-19 webpage updated with information on PPE, protecting employees who are working from home and how to regulate health and safety during the outbreak.

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