A toolkit to help Devon businesses to reopen safely has been launched.

Better Business For All is a partnership of the region’s local authorities, business groups, regulators and trading standards services, and they have created a resource providing guidance and advice to businesses.

It follows the government’s announcement that from June 15 ‘non-essential’ businesses, can reopen.

The toolkit provides information and links to help businesses understand what their regulatory and legal responsibilities are and what they have to do to restart their business safely.

It provides useful documents including a risk assessment template, action plan, business checklists and safety guides.

It will answer questions ranging from ‘can I open?’ right through to how to reopen safely, travel advice for employees and visitors, guidance on personal protective equipment and hygiene.

Councillor Christine Carter, Cabinet Member for Corporate and Community Services, Torbay Council, said “Councils, businesses groups, government and regulators are working together to help businesses get back on their feet and help kick-start the economy.

“This excellent resource provides businesses with information on what they need to do before they can reopen, where they can get help and how to protect their employees and customers. It is a crucial step towards reopening Devon's economy.”

Access the COVID-19 Toolkit

For further trading standards information please go to Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards website

For the latest Covid-19 support and guidance for businesses and information on Government schemes, please visit the Growth Hub website.

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