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Businesses - COVID Guidance

We are committed to supporting local businesses with helpful and up to date information and in partnership with Visit Lincs Coast Destination BID.


Food Businesses



Alcohol Sales Advice

Off Licence premises are classed as essential and will therefore remain open.

Drinking Water and Water Quality

Drinking Water advice

Preventing the risk of Legionella during re-opening: Icon for pdf Safe Water Advice [1.24MB] Icon for pdf Legionella - advice on minimising the risk during COVID19 lockdown [111.03KB]

Animal related businesses

Advice from the Canine and Feline Sector Group here

Icon for pdf Walking someone else's dog CFSG [320.12KB] guidance from the Canine and Feline Sector Group 

Taxi and Private Hire Operators


Regularly updated government guidance for all Taxi and Private Hire Operators: An update for all Taxi and Private Hire Operators



The government have published 14 guides which cover different types of workplaces and work activity, and provide advice on businesses can operate safely during the pandemic. These guides are updated regularly and can be found at:Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

A Toolkit for Businesses Reopening
(Government links)

Shopping Safely

If you are visiting business premises, it's important to follow the guidelines they have in place to ensure you stay safe, here are some of the ways shopping will be different

Pavement Licenses

The Business and Planning Act 2020 has been enacted by the Government in an attempt to restart the British economy due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Act has introduced a range of new measures to help businesses to quickly adjust and adapt to the 'new normal'. The Act has introduced a new Pavement Cafe Licensing regime.

If a pub, bar, restaurant or cafe would like to have seating for customers outside of their property and on a public highway then they must have a licence to do so. A public highway includes roads, pavements and verges.

How to Apply

This Council has delegated this new licensing function to Lincolnshire County Council. With this in mind anybody wishing to apply for a Pavement Cafe Licence is directed to Lincolnshire County Council