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Last updated: 01/03/2021


As of Tuesday 5th January, all areas within England are subject to National Lockdown restrictions. 

Find a summary of the restrictions here. And you can read the full Spring 2021 roadmap to reopening here.

The Government have provided a range of guidelines for businesses to understand how to approach safe working during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, some of which are linked to below. You may need to use  more than one to cover different the types of work that your business conducts for example if you have an office and a store.

More guides and information are available here. Please always check for the latest updates from the Government.

General Guidelines:

Five steps to working safely

Risk Assessment Guidance

Maintaining records to support Test and Trace

Face Coverings

Tier Restrictions

Getting tested for COVID-19

Sector Specific Guidelines:


Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services

Close contact services e.g. hairdressers, tattooists, etc


Offices and similar indoor environments


Shops and branches

The Visitor Economy

Gyms, leisure and sports facilities

Hotels and other guest accommodation

Heritage locations

Performing arts

Vehicles - any work in or from vehicles such as couriers and mobile workers

Construction and outdoor work

Factories, plants and warehouses

The Government also has a Business Support Helpline:

0300 456 3565 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

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