Following on from the recent Government announcement that all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from 15th June, and a number of other businesses as of 4 July, you must ensure your premises is 'covid secure' in order to start trading.
Prior to re-opening you must conduct a risk assessment specific to your business and complete the 'Covid secure' checklist.
It is essential you take the time to read through the following guidance to ensure you are prepared to re-open.
Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership - Support for Hertfordshire Businesses
The Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has advice and support
for local businesses re-opening, diversifying or manufacturing new products during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Government has produced guidance to working safely during the coronavirus for eight specific work sectors along with five practical steps for business to take and a poster for your use to reassure your customers:
Guidance on legionella risks during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) have produced guidance and a checklist for food businesses re-opening during COVID-19:
Further information on Food Safety during the coronavirus outbreak can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus food safety page