11.09.2020: Business and Employers Bulletin: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

11th September 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin - 11 September 2020

This bulletin is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provides the latest information for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19). All coronavirus business support information can be found at gov.uk/business-support

  • New and Updated Guidance
  • Updates to local restrictions and travel corridors in England


New and Updated Guidance

NEW Guidance

Venues required by law to record contact details

Premises and venues across England must have a system in place to record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff in the latest move to break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Further details can be found here

Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing guidance for employers

Some employers may want to introduce their own internal testing programmes outside of the NHS Test and Trace service. This guidance will help them ensure that their testing programmes are as reliable and effective as possible.  Further details can be found here

Companies House resumes voluntary strike off process

Temporary measures to suspend voluntary strike off action will be lifted from today (10 September 2020).  Further details can be found here

UPDATED Guidance

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

  1. Updated guidance for the visitor economy on social gatherings of more than 6 people and Test and Trace (section 2.1) and mandatory test and trace requirements (section 2.2.2). Find out here how to make your workplace COVID-secure.
  2. Changes have been made to the “Working Safely” guidance, with the 5 steps to working safely section now withdrawn.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation

Guidance for providers of outdoor sport facilities, personal trainers and coaches, the public, elite athletes on the phased return of sport and recreation has been updated. Further details can be found here


Updates to local restrictions and travel corridors in England

North of England: local restrictions

Find out here what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in areas of the north of England.

Travel corridors

Portugal (not including Madeira and the Azores), Hungary, French Polynesia and Réunion are no longer on the travel advice exemptions list, following the latest assessment of COVID-19 risks.  People arriving in England from these destinations from 4am Saturday 12 September 2020 will need to self-isolate for 2 weeks. Further details can be found here.  The FCDO advises against all non-essential travel to these countries and territories.

Sweden has been added to the travel advice exemptions list.

Read our guidance before planning any travel.