Reopening of businesses and venues from 4 July
On 23 June, the Government announced further easing of coronavirus restrictions from 4 July. All businesses and venues can reopen, except for the list below, which must remain closed:
- Nightclubs and casinos
- Bowling alleys and indoor skating rinks
- Indoor play areas including soft-play
- Nail bars, beauty salons and tanning salons
- Massage, tattoo and piercing parlours
- Indoor fitness and dance studios, and indoor gyms and sports venues/facilities
- Swimming pools including water parks
- Exhibition or conference centres must remain closed for events such as exhibitions or conferences, other than for those who work for the business or organisation who run the venue.
All indoor and outdoor hospitality that are self-contained and can be accessed from the outside can open from 4 July. This includes restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and workplace canteens. People should only visit a restaurant in their household groups (or support bubbles), or with one other household, or with up to five other people outdoors.
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
Reopening of non essential shops from 15 June
The Government recently announced that non-essential shops can reopen from Monday 15 June provided they follow the COVID-19 secure guidelines to ensure that customers and staff are protected from coronavirus.
The Government has also updated its what you can and can't do information - with information on who is allowed to go to work and who can reopen
We appreciate that there is a lot of information from the Government and we want to make finding this information as simple as possible. We have pulled together some important information with considerations you will need to make in order to reopen safely.
- Risk assessment proforma for small retail businesses
- Risk assessment templates for all types of business
- A checklist for reopening of food business
- A short guide to working safely during the coronavirus outbreak
- Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments
We have also put together some information for Eastleigh town centre businesses.
Please bear in mind that the Government have made it clear that before you can reopen your business, you must introduce safety measures first. You should also display a notice visibly in your shop window to show your employees, customers and other visitors that you have followed the guidance.
Further help and advice
Should you require any further assistance in getting prepared please contact us at email@example.com or by raising an enquiry