COVID-19 advice and support

Support for businesses re-opening, diversifying or manufacturing new products

The Better Business for All (BBfA) partnership has produced a toolkit of resources to help businesses become COVID-secure, resume trading safely, and protect their staff and customers as lockdown is eased.

These documents will be regularly updated in line with the latest Government guidelines. Please check back often to ensure you are following the latest version. Some of the guidance may not apply to you directly, but can be adapted to suit your business.

Prior to re-opening, you must conduct a risk assessment specific to your business and complete the ‘COVID-secure’ checklist. If you have five or more employees you must also ensure it is written down.

For expert advice

For more advice on any of the above, please contact:

  • Your local Environmental Health Service - contact details are available via your district/borough council website.
  • Hertfordshire Trading Standards - email trading.standards@hertfordshire.gov.uk or call their Business Advice Line on 01707 281401 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).

Related resources

The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting quality mark means businesses across the tourism and hospitality sectors can demonstrate that they are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment, and have the required processes in place. The scheme is free to join and open to all businesses in the sector.

Learn more about 'We're Good To Go'

Additional guidance for re-opening has been produced by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute for the home improvement, travel and food sectors, on subjects including consumer rights, allergen controls, food business diversification and more. 

View the guidance

Are you looking for business support? Hertfordshire SMEs can access tailored advice from a Hertfordshire Growth Hub business adviser. 

Visit the Hertfordshire Growth Hub website

Hertfordshire County Council has put in place a series of public health-led measures to support the safe re-opening of town centres. Guidance is also available to help businesses keep their employees and customers safe.

Learn about temporary town changes

'Social distancing in your business' guidance

Got a question?
Lauren Dovey is Programme Manager for Better Business For All.
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