The majority of businesses have been playing their part in tackling the virus by putting COVID-secure measures in place, but new legal requirements will make it compulsory for them to do so, or risk being fined.
The new COVID-secure legal requirements for businesses:
These regulations are vital to support the NHS Test and Trace service, allowing individuals to be contact if a coronavirus outbreak is identified in a venue or business.
What must I do when collecting contact details?
By law, hospitality, close contact businesses and leisure venues must:
Click here for further details about maintaining customer, staff and visitor records.
How do I create a QR code poster?
Businesses can use the government tool to create a QR code poster here.
Businesses are required to make sure their customers are aware of the rules around the QR code poster by displaying clear signage and speaking to customers directly. Here are some top tips for displaying your QR code poster.
How will these regulations be enforced?
These regulations are enforced by Local Authorities (Wiltshire Council for Salisbury), who will have the power to issue fines of up to £1,000 for venues failing to comply. Fines will rise to £4,000 for repeat offenders.
What businesses are included in the new requirements?
Businesses and services included in the new legal requirements are:
Read the latest COVID-secure guidance for your business here.
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