Cotswold District Council Business Recovery Plans:

We want to support businesses to reopen our high streets. We are developing a number of schemes to attract local trade back into our towns and help customers to shop safely. 

If you think your business will have challenges such as queues forming on narrow pavements, or if you have any ideas for how we can support the reopening of our town centres, email us at

We are ordering a selection of stickers to help guide people safely through business premises.  If you would like some email us at

Read our checklist on what you need to consider before re-opening your business.

Business Re Opening Checklist – pdf – 507 Kb

Improvements to road and pavements

We are working with highway consultants to look at areas where social distancing might be difficult.  For example, narrow pavements and access routes, high visitor numbers.  Temporary practical solutions will be identified and put in place to make shopping safer whilst some restrictions are in place. 

Some of these changes may enable permanent improvements of pedestrian and cycle access.  

We have set up a survey to gather information about your business and any plans which you might be considering in order to allow you to re-open safely. It should take between five to ten minutes to complete. This results will be used to inform any road and pavement projects. Business reopening survey

Working safely during coronavirus

Read working safely during coronavirus on GOV.UK. This government guidance is to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. There are eight guides, which cover a range of different types of businesses.

You will need to complete and display the government poster to show your compliance with Covid -19 measures. 

HSE have a poster you can display about how to wash your hands properly.

We have created a poster for you to download to show how many people are safely allowed in your business at once.

Max Number Of People In Premises Poster – pdf – 43 Kb

Safer transport guidance

Read Coronavirus safer transport guidance for operators on GOV.UK. Government guidance to help organisations, agencies and others, such as self-employed transport providers, understand how to provide safer workplaces and services for themselves, their workers and passengers across all modes of private and public transport.

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