Food safety

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – support for businesses and the self-employed

For information on assistance with business rates and government cash grants for businesses, go to our business rates pages. For those who are self-employed, we are providing financial assistance for the self-employed in the form of deferred council tax payments.

The government is providing a range of support for businesses. For details, go to GOV.UK: business support and GOV.UK: financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you would like local advice on business safety during the outbreak, you can send a request using our coronavirus (COVID-19) request for business safety advice form.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – food safety

Food businesses offering a new takeaway or delivery service must make sure appropriate food hygiene precautions are in place. If your food business has changed its method of operation, we can provide both general information and specific advice for you by email. We would particularly like to advise non-food businesses that are now offering food.

Contact our Food Safety team by emailing You can get further guidance from: