Business closures

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:

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 or by raising an enquiry