Reopen your business safely

As lockdown eases, retailers, businesses and other traders will need to carry out a risk assessment and implement measures to ensure the safety of their staff and customers.

Employers that want to reopen their business have a legal responsibility to protect their employees and other people on site. The Government have provided detailed guidance [external link] to help different types of businesses to prepare for a safe reopening and operation Gov.uk COVID-19 (Coronavirus) guidance for businesses, employers and employees. Use this guidance to help you carry out a risk assessment and make sensible adjustments to the site and workforce.

The Government have also published a poster [pdf document] for you to download and display to assure people that you comply with government guidance on Covid-19 measures.

If you need further advice, Darlington businesses can also contact the council’s Environmental Health Team by email at [email protected]