Getting back to work safely
(Monday 4 January 2021) National Lockdown: Stay at Home
You should follow the guidance immediately.
Businesses and venues which must close
The regulations require some businesses to close and impose restrictions on how some businesses provide goods and services.
The full list of businesses required to close can be found in the guidance on closing certain businesses and venues, but includes:
- non-essential retail, such as clothing and homeware stores, vehicle showrooms (other than for rental), betting shops, tailors, tobacco and vape shops, electronic goods and mobile phone shops, auction houses (except for auctions of livestock or agricultural equipment) and market stalls selling non-essential goods. These venues can continue to be able to operate click-and-collect (where goods are pre-ordered and collected off the premises) and delivery services.
- hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs; with the exception of providing food and non-alcoholic drinks for takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect and drive-through. All food and drink (including alcohol) can continue to be provided by delivery.
For guidance and information please go to gov.uk
Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible.
You should work from home unless it is impossible for you to do so.
There are 8 guides covering 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 the guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.
Further guidance is available on GOV.UK - Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
If your business has a water system please read the guidance provided on our Legionnaires - re-opening your business safely web page.
Taxis and minicabs
The Council has provided guidance and information for taxi and minicab drivers and is available on our Taxis and Minicabs web page.
Further guidance and support for employees during coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on the GOV.UK website.