Businesses - COVID Guidance
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**UPDATED Monday 12 April, 2021**
Step 2 on the Government's Covid-19 Roadmap is now in place. This means further business settings are permitted to open. This includes:non-essential retail, personal care facilities and close contact services, indoor sports and leisure facilities, outdoor attractions, and public buildings, such as community halls and centres, and libraries.
Unless a specific exemption exists, these must only be attended/used in line with the wider social contact limits at this stage - as a single household or bubble indoors; or in a group of 6 people or 2 households outdoors.
For more information on businesses re-opening, please visit: www.gov.uk/government/publications/reopening-businesses-and-venues-in-england/reopening-businesses-and-venues
If you have diversified into meals/food delivery, here is some guidance on safe practices and hygiene.. .
The Food Standards Agency advice for a wide range of food businesses adapting to new ways of working. This guidance can be found here
We have produced a document that gives advice for small retailers on infection control, checklists and useful notices
We have produced a document giving advice on food safety for community meal providers and food banks hereand the Food Standards Agency has further information
There is also a registration form here if the meal provision and food banks become more regular.
Here is a leaflet full of information on general advice for businesses during COVID-19
Myth Busting - Face Masks and Gloves
Track and Trace - What you need to know
Step 2 on the Government's Road Map towards easing Covid-19 restrictions will take place no earlier than 12th April and is the first step in the road map to re-open a significant number of businesses, including outdoor hospitality venues.
Restaurants, Pubs, Bars, Takeaway - keeping workers and customers safe assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5eb96e8e86650c278b077616/Keeping-workers-and-customers-safe-during-covid-19-restaurants-pubs-bars-takeaways-230620.pdf
Hotels and other Guest Accommodation - detailed advice www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/hotels-and-other-guest-accommodation
Industry leaders UK Hospitality have a range of advice and information available on their website. They have also published comprehensive which includes example risk assessments and sector specific guidance.
Close Contact Services
Government have instructed these close contact services will close from January 4, 2021, including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers.
These venues may continue to sell retail goods (such as shampoo or beauty products) online or via click-and-collect.
Those who provide personal care services from a mobile setting including their own home, in other people's homes and in retail environments (such as a concession in a larger, separate business) must also stop operating.
Alcohol Sales Advice
Off Licence premises are classed as essential and will therefore remain open.
Drinking Water and Water Quality
Preventing the risk of Legionella during re-opening:
Animal related businesses
Advice from the Canine and Feline Sector Group here
Dog Groomers - are able to remain open for the purposes of dog welfare during the current lockdown.
Businesses must ensure they have a robust, covid secure risk assessment in place to ensure socially distanced drop off and collection.
guidance from the Canine and Feline Sector Group
Riding Centres must close.
Taxi and Private Hire Operators
Playgrounds and Outdoor Gyms
Swimming Pool Operators
Government have instructed indoor and outdoor swimming pools to close from January 4, 2021.
Organised outdoor sport for disabled people is allowed to continue.
A Toolkit for Businesses Reopening
Working safely during Coronoavirus tool here
Downloadable Posters for Printing
Social Distancing Posters in other languages
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 www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing.
Business Support is one of the four key values championed by Lincs Coast Destination BID and have a number of resources available for local businesses to help and support in reopening and keeping staff and customers safe.
If you would like any of these resources for your business, please email
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 https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/licences-permits/apply-street-cafe-stall-licence