Business safety advice for Eid
This year’s Eid al-Fitr will take place under very unusual circumstances due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Local businesses play an important role in Eid celebrations, so if your business is allowed to open, it is crucial you run your business safely during this time.
How you do this could help save lives, avoid a second wave of infections and avoid the need for more restrictions.
All other businesses must stay closed in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and help to save lives.
Social Distancing - 2 metre rule
Those businesses permitted to open should take steps to enable staff and customers to socially distance at 2metres, by putting in place measures such as:
- Pre-booked delivery/pickup service
- Staff supervising 2metre distance in queues outside and inside premises e.g. at checkouts/counters
- Restricting total number of customers in shop
- Limiting entry to one person per household
- Create a one way system in your premises with 2metre markings on floors
Other measures to help keep staff and customers safe include:
- Using contactless payments where possible
- Regularly cleaning frequently touched surfaces
- Considering providing face coverings for staff
- Encouraging everyone to wash their hands frequently and providing hand sanitiser
Businesses should not be open without careful planning and only after having done a risk assessment, and only then if they are in the list of businesses that can open.
Government guidance is available for restaurants offering takeaway or deliveryand shops, branches, stores or similar environments and we have a leaflet and some posters you can download and print for takeaways.
Specific guides are also available for:
- Construction and other outdoor work
- Factories, plants and warehouses
- Labs and research facilities
- Offices and contact centres
- Other people's homes
Coronavirus links for businesses
For local advice visit Bradford Council’s Covid-19 business support page.
For national guidance visit the UK Government website.