Businesses unable to reopen
On 2 December the national restrictions were replaced with a regional tier system, the Borough (and the rest of Hampshire, except IOW) sits under Tier 2, High COVID-alert level which means most businesses can reopen but restrictions will continue to apply.
Hospitality businesses must follow the government guidelines and can only serve alcohol for consumption on the premises as part of a substantial meal, served as breakfast, the main midday or main evening meal.
Working safely during coronavirus
New and updated guidance on working safely during coronavirus is available:
- Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services including guidance on support bubbles, social distancing and test and trace.
- How to keep workers and clients safe in close contact services, such as hairdressing.
- Working or volunteering in heritage locations - this covers all heritage sites, although particular advice is given for listed buildings and scheduled monuments.
- UK tourism and visitor attractions - this sets out the processes and facilities that businesses must put in place before reopening on 4 July, so that both staff and visitors can be kept safe. It is aimed at hotels and accommodation providers – such as campsites, caravan parks and short term lets – and for indoor and outdoor visitor attractions. Hotels that have accommodated rough sleepers during the pandemic should work with councils to continue providing support until alternative accommodation can be found.
- The visitor economy - this guidance is designed for people who operate or run hotels and other types of accommodation.
What if there is a case or outbreak in my business?
Hampshire County Council has a local outbreak plan in place and their website has information on what you need to do if this happens. They have also produced a quick reference flow chart with a step-by-step guide
Further help and advice
Should you require any further assistance in getting prepared please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by raising an enquiry