Official Guidance for Business

The latest information and advice from UK government, NHS, Sheffield City Council and other reputable bodies for UK employers and businesses

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, announced to Parliament on Monday 22 February, the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England.

This roadmap to exit lockdown began on the 8 March 2021:   

Click Here for latest information on restrictions

Sheffield: what can you do? 

Click here for detailed roadmap

Reopening guide for businesses

Business Sheffield has produced a useful reopening guide for business, which contains links to government guidance, handy checklists and other information that business may find useful as they reopen. The guide covers businesses that are permitted to open from the 12 April 2021 and will be updated regularly.

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Business Support Measures

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees. Click here to find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.

The UK government's Coronavirus business support hub brings together key information for business.

Working Safely During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The government continues to update its guidance for businesses on working safely during Coronavirus. In consultation with industry, this guidance has been produced to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. There are 12 guides which cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.

Further guidance for employers and businesses including:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing guidance for employers

Guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers on the regulations and legal obligations of running testing programmes.

Reporting outbreaks of Coronavirus in the UK

Guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of Coronavirus. The COVID-19 early outbreak management information has been created to make sure that people who run businesses or organisations:

  • know how to recognise and report an incident of Coronavirus; and
  • are aware of measures local health protection teams may advise in order to contain it.

Official Government Guidance for Employees, Employers and Businesses

This guidance will assist employees, employers, and businesses in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19). Click Here for more information.

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do

The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS. Click Here for more information.