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Coronavirus (COVID-19): services, facilities and guidance

Businesses

February 2021 - Workplace  Testing - Lateral Flow 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:

https://www.gov.uk/get-workplace-coronavirus-tests

Environmental Health

Keep up to date with the latest guidance and changes from our Environmental Health team on the dedicated page here.

Guidance

The latest guidance has been published regarding measures changing for certain businesses from 4 July.

Guidance for working safely during Coronavirus for restaurants and takeaway.

Guidance for working safely during Coronavirus offering close contact services

Guidance for opening businesses and venues from 4 July

Government guidance has been published for businesses and other venues subject to further social distancing measures.

The Government has announced relaxation of planning rules to assist pubs and restaurants during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Businesses are advised to read the latest Government guidance on business rates affected by coronavirus

Government guidance for food businesses

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now available through participating lenders. Small businesses are advsied to read the latest guidance from British Business Bank.

 

Business specific guidance for businesses looking to re-open following the COVID-19 pandemic:

COVID-19 Factories, Plants and Warehouses
COVID-19 Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
COVID-19 Offices and contact centres
COVID-19 Shops and branches
COVID-19 Work in or from Vehicles
COVID-19 General Advice - 5 steps for business
Re-open your business following the COVID-19 pandemic