Covid-19 Reopening Guidance


Business Advice during Covid-19

From April 12th 2021, England will enter Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopening. This will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas. Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.

Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.

You can find a full list of businesses allowed to reopen here.

If you have a question about your business reopening safely please read our FAQ's, if your question hasn’t been answered please email

In order to support businesses reopening we have produced a number of documents and tools to help you communicate messages to your customers. You can find these to download on the Useful Downloads page. If you would like a hard copy of any of these documents please email stating what you would require with your contact details.

For all the up to date guidance for your business sector from the Government on Covid-19 please visit . You can also find a number of useful links for your individual sector here