Local COVID alert level: high

Colchester is currently defined as a 'high risk' coronavirus alert level. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe.

Coronavirus: updates, advice and guidance

Operating your business safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government advice for working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for employers, employees and the self-employed

As businesses re-open, it is important that you follow relevant goverment guidance and health and safety information.

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Government, in consultation with industry, has produced 8 guides to cover a range of different types of work: 
  • Construction and other outdoor work
  • Factories, plants and warehouses
  • Labs and research facilities
  • Offices and contact centres
  • Other people's homes
  • Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
  • Shops and branches
  • Vehicles 

Guidance for owners and operators of public spaces

Further guidance has been provided for the owners and operators of public spaces to help them adapt to social distancing.


Page last reviewed: 14 May 2020