Business advice during COVID-19

National Lockdown restrictions have been eased

COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees tells you more about what this means.


Some businesses, events and venues may choose to ask for the NHS COVID Pass. The government will work with organisations where people are likely to be close to others outside their household to encourage the use of this.

This is likely to include:

  • crowded indoor settings such as nightclubs and music venues
  • large unstructured outdoor events such as business events and festivals
  • very large structured events such as business events, music and spectator sport events


Signs and stickers for businesses to use

We've prepared these for you to download, to print off or send to a supplier for production.

Floor stickers

Advice and guidance

Working safely

Working safely during Coronavirus

The best way you can support your business is to make sure you follow the latest government advice on hygiene. By putting in place measures to protect both staff and customers you can reduce the risk of a local outbreak. Where required, provide hand washing or sanitisation facilities. Regular cleaning and good signage are also important.

Legionella advice

Legionella advice for businesses during and after lockdown

It is important businesses which were shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic control the risk of Legionella growth in your water systems.

Noise in outside areas

If you want to make more use of external spaces around your premises, please consider creating a noise management plan, this should include:

  • The days and hours external areas are expected to be used (this is particularly important where residents are close by).
  • Any areas likely to be used by your patrons but not in your control or ownership (e.g. adjacent park/greenspace)
  • Any plans for external recorded music (if permitted) and how this will be controlled/monitored to ensure that is does not cause a nuisance to nearby residents.
  • Plans to monitor and address noise from music and customers.

If you want any further advice, or want to discuss your noise management plans, please call the Pollution and Noise Control Team: 01484 414739.

Licensing advice

If you are looking to set up tables and chairs on the pavement or other area outside your business you may need a licence.

If you are licensed premises, you should also contact licensing to see if there are any restrictions on your licence that may prevent you from using outdoor areas or playing music etc.

Please contact the Licensing Team:

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