COVID19: Information and Resources for Food businesses operating during Coronavirus restrictions

For a list of closed premises, please see:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close

Food businesses may continue to operate as food take aways and delivery sevice only. Collection of food may continue with controls implemented to limit the amount of people entering an area (social distancing) and ensure that customers maintain a two metre distance away from each other to reduce potential spread of virus.

Normal and required food and personal hygiene measures must also be maintained as per the Food Regulations. i.e. do not work within a food environment if you have a cough, cold, vomitting or diarrhoea. Ensure you wash hands regularly and particuarly after going to the toilet, after smoking and after handling raw food and before handling ready to eat food. etc.

To further protect Public Health during these difficult times,  Food Officers have contacted all caterers and food businesses who operate to establish suitable controls are in place to protect the consumer when buying food.

We are also checking social media and contacting those witnessed advertising food for sale in our district to ensure controls are in place and those selling food comply with the law. 

RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

To assist businesses, we have created the following documents for download:

POSTERS:

Protect our customers and staff

Only (x) amout of customers at a time

Maximum of (x) people at a time

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Coronavirus checklist for business

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

 

USEFUL LINKS

Details as to the Governments Phased Plan To Ease Lockdown Measures (11th May 2020), and when certain businesses may be able to reopen can be found here.

COVID-19 Guidance for Restaurants, Pubs, Takeaways, Street Trading Caterers, Cafes, etc offering Food for Takeaway / Delivery (11th May 2020) can be found here.

 Latest Coronavirus / COVID-19 Guidance issued by the Government (1st May 2020) to all businesses as to whether they should be open or closed can be found here.

Full details of the Governments support on offer to local businesses, the self-employed and employers can be found here.

Full details on working safely during covid19 for ALL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY can be found  here:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Full details of the support provided by the Council to local businesses can be found here.

If you have concerns about health and safety and  the protection of staff  (from coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace)  please see: https://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/concerns.htm

 

THE COUNCIL OFFICES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes our customers, however, we do appreciate your understanding at this difficult time.

If you need to contact Officers to discuss further and/or require any further advice,  please reach out to us at: food@ashfield.gov.uk 

 

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You can also get help and information with Council services at the Council's district offices.