COVID-19 Resources for the food and hospitality industry
Find helpful guidance and information on COVID-19 safety and compliance in the food and hospitality industry.
COVID-19 guidance for food businesses
- Essential retail covid guidance
- Take away covid guidance
- COVID-19 safety measures visual guides
- Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services
- COVID-19 safe-seating visual guides for restaurant customers
- Safe bulk freezing of ambient and chilled foods with required labelling
- Food safety for community cooking and food banks
- Food safety takeaway and deliveries guidance
- Video guidance for businesses looking to do delivery and takeaway service
- Guidance for voluntary groups for safe food handling
- Guidance on closing food businesses
- Guidance for food businesses on Coronavirus from Public Health England
- COVID-19 Controls - letter to small businesses from the Regulatory Services Manager (PDF 360KB)
- Coronavirus Business Companion bulletin 14 May 2020
- GOV.UK guidance on working safely during coronavirus
- 5 step checklist for returning to work
- Cleaning and disinfection advice using bleach
- Information on business closures
- Workplace safety poster
- FSA, Re-opening checklist for food businesses
- Reporting an outbreak
- Action Cards for Early Outbreak Management
- COVID-19 checklist for pubs, cafes, restaurants and licensed premises - updated October 2020
How you can help
The council’s Food Safety team is linking in with the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership to help get food to older, isolated and vulnerable members of the community during this time.
In particular, the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership is looking for donations of food, equipment and kitchen consumables, like cleaning equipment and packaging.
We are contacting local supermarkets separately.
Find more information on how you can help in the coronavirus pandemic from the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership website.
You can also find other opportunities to volunteer on their website.
We write to remind you of the new laws applicable to many businesses that come into force today and later this week.
New Legal Requirements
All hospitality, close contact services and leisure venues, businesses and organisations in the UK, are now legally required to log details of customers, visitors and staff visiting their premises for NHS Test and Trace.
From Thursday 24 September, these businesses will be required by law to display an official NHS QR code poster in preparation for the NHS COVID-19 app being rolled out nationally. This will make it easier for people to check-in at different premises using their phone. If individuals choose to check-in using the NHS QR code poster they do not need to log in via any other route. Businesses can continue to use existing registration methods, for booking, ordering and loyalty rewards for example, in addition to the NHS QR code.
You are reminded that, from 18 September, hospitality venues in England are legally required to enforce the rule of 6 or could face a fine of up to £4,000.
Businesses/services expected to comply with the new legal requirements are:
- Hospitality, including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés
- Facilities provided by local authorities, including town halls and civic centres (for events), libraries and children’s centresTourism and leisure, including gyms, swimming pools, hotels, museums, cinemas, zoos and theme parks
- Close contact services, including hairdressers
If you have any questions please send an email to The Food and Health & Safety Team at email@example.com.