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ReOpen for Business Support

Support for High Street businesses to re-open safely.

The government has announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

  • Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required
  • Work from home, if you can
  • If you haven't already, get vaccinated
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer

Find out more here on what you can and cannot do from 10th December.

For guidance on face coverings please see :

You can download a copy of a face covering poster to display in your shop here:

The latest UK government guidance on working safely can be found here:

Making your business COVID-19 Secure

Safely opening your high street business is the top priority and we would like to see your customers shop safely and support local high street businesses where possible. We also want you to be able to trade in a safe manner.

Staffordshire Moorlands have produced an information pack for business to help with this process.

The information pack was produced with funding from the UK government and European Regional Development Fund's 're-opening high streets safely project'.

Please note that the Health & Safety Factsheet was produced prior to the removal of covid 19 regulations on 19 July 2021 and prior to the introduction of new guidance for 'Plan B' in December 2021 and is included for reference only.


SMDC-Fact Sheet-Top 10 Things to do [294KB]
SMDC-Fact Sheet-Content Creation [304KB]
SMDC-Fact Sheet-Customer Engagement [303KB]
SMDC-Fact Sheet-Digital and Contactless Payments [399KB]
SMDC-Fact Sheet-Further Support [399KB]
SMDC-Fact Sheet-Google-tools [301KB]
SMDC-Fact Sheet-Health and Safety [302KB]
SMDC-Fact Sheet-Market Places [295KB]
SMDC-Fact Sheet-Review Sites [298KB]
SMDC-Fact Sheet-Selling Online [399KB]
SMDC-Fact Sheet-Social Media [309KB]

Additional information from other organisations.

Staffordshire County Council

Promote regular rapid testing, both to your own staff and to the people who use your services.

Everyone in Staffordshire is being urged to get a test twice a week, and it is now easier than ever to get tested:

  • People can book a test at one of the county council's Community Testing Centres, and then collect up to two packs of seven tests for use at home.
  • Tests can also be collected at national testing sites in the county, with packs available for anyone living with children or staff at nurseries, schools and colleges
  • Full details of all the options and how to book can be found at

More information on testing and reporting an outbreak :

Staffordshire Means Back to Business

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has worked with other districts in Staffordshire to fund the Staffordshire Means Back to Business support programme. In the Moorlands this includes:-

Advice on Cyber Crime from Staffordshire Police

Please find below some useful info from Staffordshire Police around cyber-crime including how to get access to a free tool called Police CyberAlarm.

About Cyber Alarm [130KB]
Cyber Champion Tips [223KB]

If you need assistance navigating the requirements for your individual business circumstances the Stoke & Staffs Growth Hub can assist you.

Additional guidance and updates are available from trade associations including: -

Supported by the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund Welcome Back Fund

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