For all those businesses reopening from 12 April, the rules stay more or less the same as when you were open before.
Staff and customers must wear masks or be behind screens (apart from when eating or drinking), customers must keep to the 2m social distancing rules (apart from when having close personal services like haircuts and treatments) and you must limit the numbers inside your premises to ensure this. If a customer refuses to wear a mask and is not exempt, entry should be refused.
Shops are able to extend their opening times to 10pm, and for licensed premises there is now no longer a 10pm curfew. People no longer have to order a substantial meal if they wish to consume alcohol.
Licensed venues and close contact services must still get customers to check in using the QR code for track and trace. Businesses can be fined if they do not comply.
If you are serving customers at outside tables, there still must only be a maximum 6 to a table (or two households), you must serve them at the table, and payment must made be made outside if at all possible.
Your outside space can be sheltered with tents, awnings or gazebos but 50 % of ‘walls’ must be open to allow ventilation.
Your customers can pass through your premises in order to reach the outside space, but inside will need good ventilation (doors open to allow a through draft) and plenty of space to allow for social distancing (remove indoor chairs and tables or large display counters to allow this)
Hand sanitisers must be readily available with reminders to wash hands everywhere, especially in toilets.
More information on the government regulations here.
Lateral Flow Testing & Positive Tests
Everyone is now able to order free lateral flow tests, either online or at a testing site within Lambeth. If you have more than 10 employees, and haven’t registered your company to receive bulk amounts of tests, do so before 12 April.
If an employee has a positive test result, they will need to register the result with the NHS to get a self isolation note, and employees can check this here.