Restart guidance

On 23 June, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs.

From Saturday 4 July, pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines.

  • Read more on the announcement here.
  • Read more on which businesses can and cannot re-open from 4 July here

Reopen your business safely

Employers that want to reopen their business have a legal responsibility to protect their employees and other people on site. Use this UK government guidance to help you carry out a risk assessment and make sensible adjustments to the site and workforce.

If you do not carry out a risk assessment, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or your local council can issue an enforcement notice. Employees can use this guidance to check what their workplace needs to do to keep people safe. This guidance is only for businesses that are allowed to reopen in England.

Click here for more infomation and guidance

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for more information. 

Staying alert and safe (social distancing) until 4 July

This guidance explains the existing restrictions which remain in place until 4 July including Coronavirus outbreak FAQs.

Staying alert and safe (social distancing) after 4 July

This guidance explains the measures that will help you to stay alert and stay as safe as possible as we continue to respond to the challenges of coronavirus. It applies from 4 July - until then, the existing restrictions will remain in place. 

Test and trace

The new NHS Test and Trace service launched across England on 28 May. The new guidance means that those who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive must isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms. Take a look at the NHS test and trace workplace guidance.


The UK government’s online service for booking a Coronavirus test is now live. Click here for guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.