The amount of information in the media and on the internet can be confusing. Always use Government guidance to ensure you are meeting your legal obligations. Guidance for working safely during the Coronavirus pandemic is available for different types of work on the links below:
The guidance will assist you in undertaking a COVID-19 risk assessment and putting appropriate controls in place to minimise the risk of transmission. You may need to refer to more than one of these guides to cover all aspects of your business.
These guides will be kept updated and the Government will publish additional guides as and when other businesses are able to reopen. If your business activity is not currently included you can check for future guidance on the gov.uk website
Find guidance on how to undertake a risk assessment
Additional guidance for food businesses
Guidance on how and when to clean your workplace
If your building has been closed for any length of time, water system stagnation can occur due to lack of use, increasing the risks of Legionnaires’ disease. Find guidance on Legionnaires' Disease
Scams to businesses - Since early March, there has been a flood of scams targeting UK businesses. They range from Government grant/tax refund scams to Tech support scams. If your business has been targeted by a Covid-19 scam then head to the Businesses against Scams website
Diversification of businesses - As a result of the impact Covid-19 has had on businesses many are exploring diversifying their business model to adapt to ‘the new normal’. To assist your business to comply, view the free expert guide on business diversification during the pandemic.
If your premises is authorised under the Licensing Act 2003, you must ensure that you comply with your licence and the conditions on it. Any change to your activities may require a variation application. Additional seating for patrons on the highway will require a separate licence, issued by Northamptonshire County Council. Please contact your local Licensing Team if you have any queries.