Hertfordshire’s Better Business for All partnership has produced guides, checklists, and templates as part of a toolkit to support businesses to complete their Covid19 risk assessment and put new processes and procedures in place to support them to re-open and trade safely.

Explore the online guidance and for further advice and support contact your local Environmental Health team (number available on your district/borough council website) or Hertfordshire Trading Standards Business Advice Line: 01707 281401 open Monday to Friday 9 am-5 pm, email: trading.standards@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Support for Hertfordshire businesses – trading safely

Prior to re-opening, you must conduct a risk assessment specific to your business and complete the ‘COVID secure’ checklist. If you have 5+ employees you must also ensure it is written down.

Hertfordshire’s Better Business for All partnership has produced guides, checklists, and FAQs as part of a toolkit to help businesses complete their risk assessment and put new processes and procedures in place to allow them to re-open and trade safely.

These documents will be regularly updated in line with the Government’s latest COVID-19 guidelines, so please ensure you are following the latest version. You should use the toolkit as a general guide that provides direction, but please remember that your COVID-19 risk assessment must be reflective of your business to enable you to operate safely. Some of the guidance may not apply to you directly but can be adapted to suit your business.

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In addition to the toolkit, there are many other short guides to support businesses at this time (see here), including distance selling/trading online; producing hand sanitiser; delivery, refunds and cancellations; terms and conditions and product/service descriptions. These guides are especially useful if you have diversified your business in any way during the pandemic. Trading Standards can also advise further on these topics.


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