As of July 13th, all businesses and venues can re-open, except for the list below, which remain closed by law:
- Nightclubs, dance halls, discotheques
- Sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars
- Bowling alleys
- Indoor skating rinks
- Indoor play areas, including soft-play areas
- Indoor fitness and dance studios
- Indoor gyms and sports courts and facilities
- Indoor swimming pools and indoor water parks
- Exhibition halls or conference centres must remain closed for events such as exhibitions or conferences, other than for those who work for the business or organisation who run the venue.
Lambeth re-opening checklist and Risk Assessment Template
This re-opening checklist has been prepared to help you implement official Government advice during the staged relaxation of lockdown. It is important that you make your premises Covid 19 secure to protect yourself, your staff and anyone entering your premises (e.g. customers, contractors, delivery staff etc). Translations to this checklist are available on our downloads page. Also available to download from Lambeth’s website here.
As an employer, you must protect people from harm. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from Coronavirus. This is called Risk Assessment. This risk assessment template will help you to ensure a safe working environment for staff and members of the public.
As of July 24th, face coverings to be compulsory in shops. Read more here.
Government have announced wearing of face masks and or visors to be mandatory in shops. Please make sure that you are wearing your face masks or visors at all times, as there is evidence that it not only protects you from Covid-19 but also makes customers feel more confident about using businesses and getting back out and shopping local. Lambeth Council are now doing spot checks to make sure that businesses are adhering to the advice they have given out.
Here is a link to a ‘download and print’ A4 poster to put in your window to inform customers that face covering is required for entry.
Here is the Government advice for safe reopening by sector:
Restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes or takeaways.
Hairdressers, barbers, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers
Shops, branches, stores or similar environments
Factories, plants and warehouses
Offices and contact centres
Arts and cultural sector businesses and venues are able to open if they can do so safely. This includes cinemas, museums, galleries, as well as libraries, social clubs, places of worship and community centres. Guidance coming soon
All of these businesses and venues will be subject to strict safety regulations and COVID-secure guidelines and risk assessment/checklists. Please see below links for more information.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guide
Institute of Food Science & Technology restart checklist
The complete list of Government advice by sector
We want to make sure that we avoid any resurgence of the pandemic so please follow the 5 steps to working safely;
1. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment.
2. Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures.
3. Help people to work from home if possible.
4. Maintain 2m social distancing, where possible.
5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk by wearing
Connect with your customers
Sign up to the Station to Station online Business Directory
and let your customers know you are back
Get in touch with us if you’d like help with creating your listing, or follow the link here and do it yourself. The Directory can help you promote your planned opening dates, booking procedures and any offers that you’d like to promote.
We have seen a large number of businesses take advantage of this free service to Station to Station members and now have more than 80 businesses listed. We will be paying for a targeted social media campaign on Facebook and Instagram to share the directory widely across the local area. Your online listing (and any offers you may have) will reach residents who we know are keen to support local businesses, and who feel safer using those businesses that they don’t have to travel to use. We will also run campaigns for business sectors with a London or UK service area.
I can’t re-open on July 4th, what can I do?
We can still include you in the Business Directory to help communicate your plans or alternative arrangements. If you are one of the businesses who are still required to stay closed please get in touch with us with any promotions you’d like to launch in the interim or campaigns you’d like us to support or share.