Coronavirus and which businesses need to close
- Food and Drink
- Non-residential Institutions
- Assembly and Leisure
- Outdoor Recreation
The full list of these businesses as well as a list of exemptions can be found on the guidance for businesses page of the Gov.uk website.
All other businesses and venues can remain open but should be following current guidance from Public Health England.
A person operating a business in contravention of the Government’s requirement will be committing an offence. East Herts Council’s Environmental Health with support from Hertfordshire Trading Standards will monitor compliance with this new requirement.
For information about support for business, please go to the Government’s Business Support page on the Gov.uk website.
Food businesses may have many questions about how to safely operate their business or how to convert to a takeaway for the duration of the Coronavirus situation.
The government website contains lots of useful information.
If after reading this, you have further questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversifying your business
If you are diversifying your business activity during this time, for example; operating a new food delivery service, selling online for the first time or perhaps manufacturing new products, advice is available on the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership website.
If you're looking to donate PPE, information and guidance is available on the Hertfordshire County Council website.
Reporting a business which is still operating
Anyone with concerns about a business operating when they believe it should be closed, or anyone with concerns about how a permitted business is operating, should complete the brief online form below