Government guidance on coronavirus and businesses

COVID-19 remains a risk. It is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.

The government has made changes to restrictions:

  • You are not legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. People are advised to self-isolate if they test positive.
  • You are not legally required to self-isolate if you are an unvaccinated close contact of someone who has COVID-19, and will no longer be advised to test for seven days if you are a fully vaccinated close contact.

More information about the government changes

Latest government COVID-19 restrictions

All businesses should follow the principles set out in the working safely guidance.

More advice and guidance about working safely for businesses is available on GOV.UK.

If you have concerns about a business, please report it to the council.

The GC Coronavirus Business Support Hub brings together key information for businesses.

If you would like to receive a business email update, please use our contact form to let us know.

Sector specific guidance is available to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. There are guides for:

  • Construction and other outdoor work
  • Factories, plants and warehouses
  • Labs and research facilities
  • Offices and contact centres
  • Other people’s homes
  • Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
  • Shops and branches
  • Vehicles

The guides are on the GOV.UK website.


If you would like guidance on how your business can operate safely, you can email

If your business is affected by the restrictions, you can find details of support available on our coronavirus pages.

This page was last updated on 24 February 2022

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