Business - Advice for re-opening
As lockdown measures continue to ease, the Government is allowing more types of businesses to re-open. We are committed to supporting local businesses through this process with helpful and up to date information in partnership with Visit Lincs Coast Destination BID.
A Toolkit for Businesses Reopening
Ato gauge if you can open and stay safe
Can I open safely 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
If you have diversified into meals/food delivery during the current situation, here is some guidance on safe practices and hygiene.. .
Following updated government advice for those businesses that can open under the Covid-19 restrictions, the Food Standards Agency have published additional advice for a wide range of food businesses who are re-opening or 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.
We have produced the following guidance on.
Advice for Ice Cream Van trading
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
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 advice for close contact services, including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers - www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/close-contact-services
Alcohol Sales Advice
Drinking Water and Water Quality
Preventing the risk of Legionella during re-opening:
Animal related businesses
Advice from the Canine and Feline Sector Groupand advice on walking other people's dogs
Advice on the re-opening of Riding Establishments
Taxi and Private Hire Operators
An update for all Taxi and Private Hire Operators
Playgrounds and Outdoor Gyms
Swimming Pool Operators
Swimming Pool Standards from the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group