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Environmental Health - Covid-19


April 2021

Advice on reopening your business

February 2021

Community Lateral Flow Testing - Workplace Testing

Businesses can now order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests for their employees directly from the government using a new online ordering portal.

You can register to order tests for your employees if:

  • your business is registered in England
  • you employ 50 people or more
  • your employees cannot work from home


Please register for this service  here:



December 2020

Further advice for Taxi and Private Hire Operators, Drivers and Vehicle owners

Government Latest Guidance on risks involved and what you need to do


September 2020

How to create a coronavirus NHS QR Code for your venue - details of how to create a unique code for your venue

August 2020

Resources for Businesses - Public Health England have produced posters for businesses use, the latest to be added are Car Share and Smoking Shelter Posters together with contact details of Environmental Health Contacts in the County.  They can be downloaded from the link below.

Business Posters - Public Health England

Posters - Staying At Home if you have symptoms or test positive for Covid - available in English, Romanian, Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian

July 2020

Poster - Face Covering

June 2020

Back to Business - Re-opening your business following covid 19 - Advice for businesses

Resources for Business Use

Latest Guidance May 2020

For information, the following has been published on the updated measures:

We expect further guidance to be published in the coming days, which is likely to include official advice that a visit to household waste and recycling centres is an appropriate reason to travel. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 soon will be amended in the coming days to reflect the latest measures.

Specific Guidance

Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Relevant Authorities - latest guidance

Updated FSA advice 21/05/2020 - Reopening and Adapting Your Food Business During Covid 19

Information for organisations that rely on a safe water system to undertake their business activities

Food Deliveries

Community Cooking and Food Banks

Bulk freezing of ambient and chilled foods

Compliance leaflets  available for:

Food Retail Businesses


Guidance for Consumers can be found here

Guidance for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers can be found here.




Due to the volume of enquiries we are receiving and the critical nature of Environmental Health work in relation to developing the countywide response to the Covid-19 situation, we are unable to provide specific advice in relation to enquiries regarding individual businesses and how they manage the risks of Covid-19.

We recommend you follow the national guidance available at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus There are various guides and other useful information for employers, employees and others that have now been published, and this central website is updated regularly with all developments.

If your enquiry is about something other than Covid-19, we will endeavour to respond as soon as practicable; however, due to current resource demands this may take us a little longer than usual, and we would ask you to bear with us.

email details:

Health Protection - HealthProtection.BCW@northnorthants.gov.uk

Environmental Protection - envprotection.BCW@northnorthants.gov.uk

Licensing - licensing.BCW@northnorthants.gov.uk