COVID-19: guidance for food businesses

Advice for food businesses in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK.



This guidance will assist food businesses in responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

This guidance may be updated in line with the changing situation.

Please note

This guidance is of a general nature and should be treated as a guide, and in the event of any conflict between any applicable legislation (including the health and safety legislation) and this guidance, the applicable legislation shall prevail.

Published 25 March 2020
Last updated 26 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance to include new section on prevention of infection and revised section on management of outbreaks including contact details for health protection teams.

  2. Updated information on symptoms.

  3. Added clarification on guidance and legislation.

  4. Updated the guidance under the 'Takeaways and restaurants offering a pick-up service' heading.

  5. First published.