Pet shops can be open for business but the priority should always be to keep you, your staff and your customers safe within the Government advice on social distancing.
These links take you to the relevant pages on Government/public authority websites to help you manage your business during this pandemic. There is a lot of information out there. These pages continue to change so keep checking them regularly to make sure you have the latest information.
It might also be worth checking for advice and updates in your local area – so maybe search for your county or town chamber of commerce which might be offering advice or even webinars you can plug into for advice. Check your local authority website as well, they may have issued advice around licensing etc. They will also be managing some of the financial packages.
Advice from the government – bookmark this page for the latest updates for businesses and employees.
This is the latest advice from the Government on the easing of measures in England from Wednesday 13 May 2020. Guidance documents for different types of businesses, including those who do outdoor work, work in other people’s homes, factories, couriers etc can be found here. Remember, easing of restrictions is different in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (also more NI info here).
This gives information on the rules that have been relaxed to help businesses during this time.
This page gives more information from the government on the schemes they are putting in place to help businesses pay employees. Read here about the steps you need to take. It includes information on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to pay furloughed workers.
This page gives information and guidance to businesses on the actions they can take to protect employees and deal with issues within your business.
This is the government guide on statutory sick pay for employers.
This is government advice on holiday entitlement and sick pay.
This is government advice for employees, including sick pay information.
This is the government’s advice on social distancing.
This is a government guide on cleaning your business premises.
This is the NHS advice on self-isolating.
There’s a host of useful information on the ACAS website as well for businesses which is worth checking out.
This is the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) information hub which has information on arrangements for delivery drivers who visit your business.