Coronavirus (COVID-19): Reopening Businesses and Food Safety

Keeping workplaces safe

As COVID-19 controls have been amended to meet the current situation our toolkit has been amended. We now have two toolkits to help your business plan its way through an islolated closedown or future lockdown should this occur.

The toolkits are located on the Heart of the South West Growth Hub pages and accessible through the buttons below.  


COVID-19 Re-opening following a closure checklist and toolkit

The second toolkit has been refreshed to focus on keeping workers safe during the coronavirus outbreak. 

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool kit


Food safety for businesses 

(18th September) The latest Goverment advice for food businesses is here:  Guidance for food businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Further advice for restaurants and takeaways, food manufacturers and farming including toolkits are available from the Food Standards Agency here: Reopening or adapting your food business during COVID-19 


Food safety advice for community groups and volunteers 

Please see our new Volunteers and communites page, including latest reopening Community Halls guidance:

Volunteer and community food


Hygiene and food safety

Our training team are currently offering increased support to wider essential Council services during this time. We are still offering our full range of online training courses through our partner Highfield Online Learning. However due to current pressures, training access requests may take longer to process. Food safety online courses are available on our hygiene and food safety courses page.

Our classroom and invigilated examination services have been suspended untill further notice.