Published 7 April 2020


  1. Shops running a pick-up or delivery service
  2. Tradespeople and working in people’s homes
  3. Construction
  4. Manufacturing and processing businesses
  5. Retail
  6. Logistics businesses
  7. Outdoor businesses
  8. Farming: visiting farms for animal health and welfare
  9. Fishing or other short-term offshore work
  10. Cargo-shipping or other long-term offshore work
  11. Transport businesses
  12. Waste management businesses


This is a list of tailored advice for different scenarios as an example of how social distancing and other measures might be implemented by employers in England to help protect their workforce and customers from coronavirus while still continuing to trade.

For advice for business in other nations of the UK please see guidance set by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.

These are not intended to be comprehensive or to represent every business’s situation, but are illustrative examples.

Businesses should also look to the advice being published by trade associations and similar groups on how to work out government guidance in their sector.

Read the general guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus