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Covid19 – Resources and Guides to Reopening


As South Bank slowly moves into the phase of reopening and businesses begin returning to the area, the BID wants to ensure that organisations feel they are in the best possible position to navigate that process as safely and smoothly as possible.

We have collected some of the most relevant resources for businesses on reopening, including official government guidelines, statements from transport bodies, and guidance from local councils. This information will be updated as per new developments and new regulations are released. However, the responsibility remains with individual businesses to ensure that they are following guidance most relevant to their organisations and adhering to legal guidelines, to ensure a safe working environment for their employees.

If you feel uncertain as to how your business can best navigate through this period, or what your options are in relation to areas such as licensing, transport and access, please contact the BID via BID@southbanklondon.com to set up 1-1 sessions to discuss the safest way for your organisation to re-open.

Government Guidelines

Working Safely During Coronavirus – Guidelines
Official Government Roadmap for Reopening
Government Guidance on Decontamination in Non-Healthcare Settings 
Guidance on Re-Opening from the 4th of July 
Rules that have been relaxed to help businesses during the pandemic
Calculate how much you can claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme


TFL Official Guidance
TFL Briefing for Retail Businesses
TFL – Central London Journeys and their walk times 
Guidance and Statement from Network Rail

Local Councils

Southwark Council

Information and Guidance for Businesses 

Lambeth Council 

Information for Businesses
NEW Lambeth Local Economy Hardship Fund Information 
General Business Reopening Checklist

Safety and Security

HSE Official Guidance
MET Police Crime Prevention Advice on Unoccupied Buildings
Government Covid-19 Secure Poster

Specific Business Sector Guidance


Business Companion – Working Safely during Covid-19 – A retail guide 
TFL Briefing for Retail Businesses 
Social Distancing Guide for Shopkeepers
Social Distancing – A4 Window Poster 
Government Guidance – Shops and Branches 


Government Guidance – Offering Delivery or Takeaway 
Social Distancing Takeaway Guide 
Hospitality Industry Training – Guide on Infection Control and Safe Working 
Information on Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
Registering for Eat Out to Help Out Scheme


Government Guidance – Offices and Contact Centres 
HSE – Making your workplace Covid-19 Secure


Government Guidance – Hotels and Other Guest Accommodations
Government Guidance – The Visitor Economy 
TFL Briefing for Leisure and Hospitality

Page Last Updated: 13/08