Mid Kent Environmental Health
Guidance for non-essential retail businesses opening up on the 12 April 2021.
What do I need to do?
Carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment to determine the hazards and risk associated with your business.
- Step 1 - Identify hazards
- Step 2 - Identify who can be harmed
- Step 3 – Assess the risk
- Step 4 - Implement control measures
- Step 5 – Review regularly
Check out the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website for guidance on risk assessments.
You should look at government guidance regularly as you prepare to restart activities as it can change quickly.
You should follow any advice and guidance given by your sport’s governing body.
12 April 2021
Central government has been clear in their message that the dates suggested for each phase of the reopening is a guide only. The actual dates that each stage occur will be informed by data and subject to four distinct tests.
|Ensure you are Covid-secure.|
|Follow social distancing rules.|
|Encourage customers to wear face coverings. Staff must wear them on the shop floor.|
|Do not allow gatherings of people on your premises and do not allow your store to become overcrowded.|
Points to consider
- How will you ensure your premises does not get overcrowded?
- How will you prevent groups forming at pinch points or particular areas of the store?
- How will you ensure social distancing?
- How will you manage clothes or goods that customers have tried on or handled?
- How will you manage customers queuing outside?
- Do you need a one-way system?
- Do you have sufficient PPE?
- Do you have hand sanitiser?
- How and when will you sanitise any equipment?
- Do you have screens at till areas to protect customers and staff?
- Download your signage from our posters and signs for businesses page