Guidance for employees, employers and businesses

The government has updated its guidance to businesses and employers to make sure workplaces have the correct measures in place to provide a safe environment for their staff.

The guidance covers the following areas:

  • who should go back to work
  • social distancing
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • managing your workforce
  • cleaning
  • managing contractors and visitors
  • inbound and outbound goods

You can find guidance on the NHS test and trace service for employees, employers, and businesses on GOV.UK.

You can find information about reopening your business safely on GOV.UK.

The Marketing Stockport website has more information and important guidance for employers and employees.

You can also find advice for businesses through the Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub. You can also watch their webinar series to find out about the support that's available.

Travel advice

For the latest advice on travel in Greater Manchester visit Transport for Greater Manchester’s frequently updated information. You can also find business specific travel advice and can sign up to TfGM’s business network where you will get regular updates and support.

Guidance for food businesses

You can find guidance for food businesses on coronavirus on GOV.UK.

Coronavirus Business Support Hub

A new coronavirus Business Support Hub is now available on GOV.UK.

The hub brings together key information for businesses including on funding and support, business closures, your responsibilities as an employer and managing your business during coronavirus. The hub also includes information for self-employed people and sole traders.

Reporting a coronavirus outbreak

You can use our online form to report a coronavirus outbreak in a business or local community setting.

Report a coronavirus outbreak

You can find a set of action cards for reporting and managing a coronavirus outbreak in a variety of settings on the Public Health England website.