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Reopening your business: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are reopening a business, welcoming back more staff, or changing how you operate your business there are a number of things you may need to consider to make sure that staff and customers stay safe.

Health and safety

Information about what action you need to take to safely reopen and operate your business when restrictions are eased. Including guidance on how to make a risk assessment, specific government advice for different types of business, making equipment checks and water systems and Legionella.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) operating a business health and safety guidance

Food and safety

Information and guidance on how to operate a food business safely, including food and safety advice for food businesses and a checklist for keeping customers and employees safe.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Food and safety advice

Toolkits, webinars to help businesses re-open safely

Our partner organisations are offering toolkits, resources and support to help you re-open your business safely.

Cumbria Tourism: Coronavirus recovery hub

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce: Restart, rebuild and renew

South Lakeland resources: respect social distancing posters to display

A range of images to print off or use in your own visitor facing communications: SLDC resources for local businesses

Central Government guidance for hospitality sector

Working safely during Coronavirus (COVID-19) in hotels and other guest accommodation

Working safely during Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the visitor economy

Working safely during Coronavirus (COVID-19) in restaurants offering takeaway or delivery

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships

Coronavirus (COVID-19) re-opening salons and spas following lockdown

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