Guidance

Closing certain businesses and venues in England

Guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures, and on the further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in July and August 2020.

Documents

Designation letter 16 June 2020

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This document supports the government’s guidance on staying at home. It provides full guidance on the government’s announcement made on 23 March 2020 and the list of businesses and premises expected to close.

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 24 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. This guidance was updated following new measures announced by the Prime Minister on 22 September 2020.

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

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

  4. Updated PDF

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

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Guidance updated to reflect current regulations.

  11. Guidance updated to reflect current regulations.

  12. Guidance updated to reflect current regulations.

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

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

  15. Updated compliance section

  16. Guidance amended to reflect the updated regulations.

  17. Updated guidance.

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

  19. First published.