27th May 2020

COVID-19 guides for business launched

CTSI has published a series of free guides for businesses about how to deal with the COVID-19 lockdown.


By JTS Staff
Journal of Trading Standards' in-house team
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The COVID-19 lockdown has put businesses under immense pressure, forcing many to adapt swiftly to “the new normal”. The crisis has disrupted many industries, but in particular, those in travel, building trades and food and drink. 

Because of this, a series of free government-backed guides have been published by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to help guide businesses in those industries.

Whether it is advice on how to follow the law if embracing take-away and food deliveries, understanding holiday cancellations for travel businesses or knowing what the rules are for household work visits under lockdown, the guides provide you with answers from the UK’s trading standards experts. 

The three guides are available in text and PDF form on the Business Companion website and are continually updated as the law and advice changes. 

CTSI Chief Executive, Leon Livermore, said: “The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic provides a novel challenge for businesses. The travel and hospitality industries have been particularly affected, and there are many important questions about social distancing when undertaking household work during the lockdown.

“These guides will help businesses navigate the complex laws and advice surrounding these industries. 

“It is vital that businesses are able to understand the law so that they may adapt themselves as efficiently as possible during this challenging period. I am proud that CTSI is playing a constructive role in assisting businesses under lockdown, and I call on business owners to read and share them with their colleagues.”

To read the guides, click here.