COVID-19: Reopening your business safely guidance

From Monday 15 June 2020, businesses that are COVID-19 secure and comfortable managing requirements that will keep customers safe are able to reopen to the public.

Below is a range of government guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic

Reopening businesses from 4 July

Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers can reopen from 4 July.

The government has published practical guidelines to help restaurants, pubs and hairdressers reopen safely, provided they meet government criteria for keeping staff and customers as safe as possible.

The government has produced FAQ on what you can and can't do after 4 July (pdf, 158 KB).

Risk assessment template

The Risk Assessment template has been developed to help businesses implement the Government COVID-19 secure guidelines.


Here are some signs for businesses to print off and put on display to remind customers to adhere to social distancing.

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020 notice 

The Government recommends that businesses and employers display the Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020 notice in their workplaces to show they have followed the 'Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)' guidance. This notice includes an HSE contact number for workers to report any concerns that they may have.

Guidance for workplaces 

Wandsworth Council has produced a guidance leaflet on how to safely operate your business.

See further guidance on how to be safe at work:

Businesses that must remain closed


Water and legionella

Swimming pools


Social distancing

How to keep social distancing at work:

Travel advice

For help and advice on how to protect people from coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace contact the HSE.