You must ensure your premises are 'covid secure' in order to trade.

On Thursday 24 September, the NHS Test and Trace app and QR codes were officially launched.

Businesses must register for an official NHS QR code and display the official NHS QR code poster on their premises. This will allow users of the NHS Test and Trace app to 'check-in' to their venue by scanning the code.

Users will then be alerted anonymously and efficiently if they have checked into a venue where they may have come into contact with someone with coronavirus.

Using the QR code will help businesses meet the new legal requirement to record the contact details of customers, visitors and staff on their premises.

In England, people who ‘check-in’ on the app do not have to provide their contact details as part of the staff, customer and visitor logs the business has in place.

If you are unsure how this affects your business please get in touch.


Play Your Part Campaign - Protect your workforce

Hertfordshire County Council have put together a toolkit for local businesses to ensure they are Covid Secure.

The toolkit has a number of resources available including: Posters, Leaflets, Guidance, Checklists and Templates to help local businesses.

Other useful information:

An open letter to Hertfordshire Businesses from Jim McManus the Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire

An open letter from Hertsmere's Commercial Team to all businesses on the importance of acting on suspected and confirmed cases and the NHS Test and Trace.

Flow chart for workplaces showing steps to take if there is a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19

Play your part poster for businesses

Guidance for re-opening your business

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.

Holding events during Coronavirus

Any events must be Covid secure. The Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has produced guidance on hosting secure events.

Further information on organising an event can be found on our dedicated Event page.


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.

Working safely for different work sectors

The Government has produced guidance to working safely during the coronavirus for twelve specific work sectors along with five practical steps for business to take and a poster for your use to reassure your customers:

Risk assessments and working safely

Guidance on legionella

Guidance and checklist for re-opening food businesses

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) have produced guidance and a checklist for food businesses re-opening during COVID-19: