COVID-19: Businesses and venue closure advice
Businesses and venue closures
To reduce social contact, the regulations require some businesses to close and impose restrictions on how some businesses provide goods and services.
Businesses and venue restrictions are set out on GOV.UK – National lockdown: Businesses and venues .
Businesses and venues which can remain open
For details of the businesses that can remain open go to GOV.UK – National lockdown: Business and venues which can remain open .
Building and construction
Housebuilding, and its supply chains, should continue to work securely. The government is clear that work can continue if this is done in line with public health guidance.
- Charter for safe working practice COVID-19
- Construction Leadership Council Site Operating Procedures version 6
Working in other people’s homes
Home repairs and maintenance can continue. Guidance on working in other people’s homes and building works can be found on GOV.UK and FMB websites:
- GOV.UK – Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to other people’s homes
- Restarting building work: guidance for FMB members
Buying, selling and renting
Buying, selling, and renting a home can continue, in a COVID secure way, as it has in recent months. Estate and letting agents can operate, show homes and sales suites can remain open and property viewings, mortgage valuations and surveys can take place.