Which businesses can continue to work?

With Coronavirus (COVID-19) now affecting many areas of our services to the residents and businesses of Amber Valley, we are keen to keep you right up-to-date with the changes we are being forced to make. Read more about your council services.

There may be some confusion about which businesses are permitted to continue working during the current Coronavirus pandemic. On the 23 March 2020, the government ordered certain businesses to close. The list of premises that must close can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close-guidance. The list gets updated and can change on a daily basis so you may need to check it regularly.

Some examples such as public houses and restaurants have been well publicised, but what about other examples such as cafeterias in the workplace or carrying out work in people’s homes? All these examples are covered by the guidance.

If a business is allowed to stay open the guidance states that "employers who have people in their offices or onsite should ensure that employees are able to follow Public Health England guidelines including, where possible, maintaining a 2 metre distance from others, and washing their hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds (or using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water is not available)." We are aware that some people are expressing concerns where businesses are not complying with the social distancing guidelines whilst continuing to trade. If you are concerned about this then please contact us and we will investigate your concerns.

It is critical that social distancing is maintained if we are going to give ourselves the best chance of minimising the impact of this virus on our communities and the NHS. Therefore, please do all you can to support the effort against the spread of the virus by complying with the guidance at all times.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 570222 or email enquiry@ambervalley.gov.uk