Guidance

Closing certain businesses and venues in England

This guidance sets out restrictions on certain businesses and venues in England under the different local COVID alert levels.

Documents

Designation letter 16 June 2020

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Details

The Designation letter applies to both the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 and the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Leicester) Regulations 2020.

Published 23 March 2020
Last updated 5 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated 5 November 2020

  2. Updated to reflect the local COVID alert levels.

  3. This guidance was updated following new measures announced by the Prime Minister on 22 September 2020.

  4. Guidance updated to reflect changes in rules about social contact, and requirements for certain businesses and venues to collect data for test and trace.

  5. Updated to reflect changes in rules on wearing face coverings.

  6. Updated PDF

  7. Updated to reflect additional requirements on face coverings and amendments to 1 August 2020 easings.

  8. Updated to show further easing of restrictions for more businesses and venues to reopen from 25 July and 1 August.

  9. Updated to include easing of restrictions applying from 11 and 13 July

  10. Guidance on closing certain businesses and venues in England updated following the announcement of further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions from 4 July 2020.

  11. Added Designation letter which applies to both the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 and the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Leicester) Regulations 2020.

  12. Guidance updated to reflect current regulations.

  13. Guidance updated to reflect current regulations.

  14. Guidance updated to reflect current regulations.

  15. The 'Closing certain businesses and venues in England' guidelines have been updated to further clarify the requirements of The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

  16. Updated designation letter including additional details on which authorities are designated under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.

  17. Updated compliance section

  18. Guidance amended to reflect the updated regulations.

  19. Updated guidance.

  20. Added guidance on work carried out in people’s homes and additional details to the list of businesses and premises that must remain closed.

  21. First published.