Advice for businesses planning to reopen from 4 July and more business news


Advice for businesses planning to reopen from 4 July

Following the announcement that from Saturday 4 July, pubs, restaurants and hairdressers in the borough will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines, we have updated our webpage to link to advice for those businesses.

All businesses and venues can reopen from 4 July, except for the list below, which remain closed in law:

  • Nightclubs
  • Casinos
  • Bowling alleys and indoor skating rinks
  • Indoor play areas including soft play
  • Spas
  • Nail bars, beauty salons and tanning salons
  • Massage, tattoo and piercing parlours
  • Indoor fitness and dance studios, indoor gyms and sports venues/facilities
  • Swimming pools including water parks
  • Exhibition or conference centres must remain closed for events such as exhibitions or conferences, other than for those who work for the business or organisation who run the venue.

All indoor and outdoor hospitality that are self-contained and can be accessed from the outside can open from 4 July. This includes restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and workplace canteens. People should only visit a restaurant in their household groups (or support bubbles), or with one other household, or with up to five other people outdoors.

For advice on reopening your business, go to:

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How has coronavirus affected your business?

Tell us how the coronavirus crisis has impacted your business, where you need support and the opportunities it may have created by completing a 10-minute survey.

The survey has been developed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum with the University of Portsmouth.

Changes in high streets to help social distancing

We are working alongside Hampshire County Council to facilitate the safe opening of high streets.

Some locations across the borough have been identified as having limited footway widths and do not allow for social distancing to be maintained.

On-street car parking is being suspended and barriers are being put up amongst other measures to provide space on the public highway to allow people to walk, queue and maintain social distancing.

The locations that have been identified are:

  • North Street, Havant - two locations
  • South Street, Havant
  • Market Parade, Havant
  • Southern end of London Road, Waterlooville
  • Emsworth

The measures are temporary and will be continually reviewed.

There is more detail on our website. 

Reopening your business tool

The government has developed a useful tool to help businesses to carry out risk assessments ahead of reopening.

Visit GOV.UK to access it.

Changes to planning permission expiry

Planning permission usually expires after three years if work has not started on site.

Sites with consent that have an expiry date between the start of lockdown and the end of this year will now see their consent extended to 1 April 2021.


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