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Overview | Guidance to help businesses get safely back to work | Birmingham City Council

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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From Monday 15 June, all non-essential retail shops will be able to reopen provided they meet the Government’s five key tests and follow COVID-19 guidelines.

Retailers will include those selling:

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Toys
  • Furniture
  • Books
  • Electronics
  • Tailors
  • Auction houses
  • Photography studios
  • Indoor markets

The five key tests, as outlined by the Government are:

  • Work from home, where possible
  • Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment, in consultation with workers or trade unions
  • Maintain two metre social distancing, where possible
  • Where people cannot be two metres apart, manage transmission risk
  • Reinforce cleaning processes

For more information on the Government’s timeline for businesses reopening, as well as further advice and support, visit GOV.UK

View the council's advice and guidance handbook to help businesses get safely back to work