Coronavirus support for businesses

Keeping your workplace safe

All businesses and venues should follow the government's COVID-secure guidelines to protect customers, visitors and workers.

The Health and Safety Executive has produced guidance on carrying out Covid-19 risk assessments for businesses.

For a full list of restrictions on business and venues, see GOV.UK.

Working safely during the pandemic

We have published some guides to help businesses in Essex get back to work during the pandemic.

Smarter Working in Essex - A guide for businesses (PDF, 6.5MB) helping businesses to cope with changes in working practices, new thinking about workspaces and creative uses of new technologies

Smarter Travel for Essex - Travelling to work post COVID-19 (PDF, 560KB) advice and guidance for businesses and employees on travel options

You will find more information:

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published guidance to help businesses bring employees back into the workplace safely.

The National Cyber Security Centre has produced guidance that recommends steps you can take if your organisation is introducing (or scaling up the amount of) home working.


Visitors should comply with government guidance on visiting venues, including restaurants and pubs.

Check the Covid-19 guidance for food businesses from the Food Standards Agency.

See also Hospitality UK's frequently asked questions for working examples.

Adult social care

The Living Well Essex site includes updates from us about coronavirus. Including our COVID-19 financial support policy and Uplift policy.

The Health and Safety Executive site includes the latest information and advice about coronavirus.


The Essex Resilience Forum has produced coronavirus safety tips for security staff and for business operators.

Read their Top tips for security staff (PDF, 58.18KB) and Top tips for security operators (PDF, 45KB).

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