Reopening your business
Is your business ready to reopen? Make sure you familiarise yourself with government guidelines to help keep your customers and employees safe.
Restrictions are easing across the UK
Step 1 of the roadmap out of lockdown has begun. From 29 March, the ‘stay at home’ rule ends - and up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside. Shielding ends on 31 March.
It is important that businesses prepare for each step of the plan to ensure they are ready to re-open safely when permitted to do so.
Reopening and operating your business safely during Covid-19
You MUST complete a risk assessment and make sensible adjustments to the site and workforce before reopening.
Please familiarise yourself with the government guidance.
If you have trouble downloading them or require physical or translated copies please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHS Test and Trace
From 12 April 2021 some businesses are permitted to reopen.
The rules on what you need to do when a group enters your venue have changed. You must ask every customer or visitor to scan the NHS QR code using their NHS COVID-19 app, or provide their name and contact details, not just a lead member of the group.
This is to ensure that everyone receives the necessary public health advice in a timely manner.
Hospitality businesses can apply for a temporary licence to place tables and chairs on the public highway are now open. Find out more and apply here.
Physical measures in town centres
Social distancing measures are in place in town centres and local high streets to help keep everyone safe. Please see below maps of the measures for each location.
Further information for Halesowen businesses can be found here.
Information on shopping centres:
The Churchill shopping centre Dudley www.thechurchillshoppingcentre.co.uk
The Cornbow shopping centre Halesowen www.cornbow.co.uk
Rymarket shopping centre Stourbridge www.ryemarketshoppingcentre.co.uk
Please check this page frequently for updated guidance and additional resources.