Additional measures announced to tackle COVID19: what does this mean for Black Country businesses?
The Government recently announced that new measures were to be put in place across the UK to combat the rising rate of Coronavirus.
If you own or manage a Black Country based business, you should be aware of the new measures and ensure your organisation follows them to avoid any unnecessary fines or penalties.
The full list of new measures are:
There are currently local lockdowns in place in Sandwell and Wolverhampton, you can find more information on the restrictions in place by clicking here.
If you own or manage a pub, bar or restaurant you should also be limiting your bookings to 6 people and ensure there is sufficient space between tables. It is now mandatory for a wide range of organisations including hospitality, close contact services and leisure venues to collect customer, visitor and staff contact details. This is vital for the NHS Test and Trace service to contact those necessary is a Coronavirus outbreak is identified.
These rules are to be enforced by your Local Authority who have the power to issue fines of up to £1,000 for venues that are failing to comply or the police as a last resort. Fines will rise to up to £4,000 for repeat offenders.
If you are unsure of any of these rules or would like to know more about current support programmes for your business, please do get in touch with our dedicated business support team. You can call us on 0300 770 2245, email email@example.com or click here to fill out an easy contact form.