Special guidance for food businesses
If you operate a food business there is additional advice available on how you can protect people in workplaces from Coronavirus. The Food Standards Agency have published guidance here. This includes how to manage social distancing for customers.
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has produced detailed guidance for businesses offering takeaway and delivery food services. This is available here.
Registration of new food businesses
There is a requirement for all food businesses to register with the Council before they start to operate. This applies to charities and non-profit making businesses too. This means we can get essential information to you if necessary as you must still take steps to make sure food meets food safety requirements.
You do not have to be inspected before you start operating your business. If your business is temporary during the Coronavirus crisis then you just need to email to tell us when you have stopped. It is easy to apply to register online and there is no fee. To register simply click here.
For further information please contact The Environmental Health (Commercial) Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.