Supporting Your Return to the District

Throughout the course of the COVID-19 lockdown, we have worked tirelessly to ensure our business community receives the support it needs to see through these turbulent times. From June 15, more people will return to the city as non-essential shops begin to re-open and lockdown guidelines are eased.

Businesses have been advised not to rush back and only return when the appropriate measures have been taken, ensuring a safe environment for employers, customers and visitors.

Having weathered the lockdown, we are now shifting our gaze to supporting businesses in their phased return to the city.

On this page you will find resources and insight from a wide range of partners, including fellow businesses from the district, local and national government as well as other stakeholders, on the safest way to return to the district.

Safer Spacesa guide featuring advice and tips for businesses emerging from the coronavirus lockdown

Safer Spaces Hospitality Edition – our Safer Spaces guide, written specifically for the hospitality sector

Travelthe latest information and advice from travel providers on how to get to and from the city

Working Safely Tool – a government guide to undertaking risk assessments within the workplace to ensure a safe return to work

COVID-19 guidance for protecting Front of House/Welcome staff and Security Officers – guidance on how to protect staff within public facing roles during a Covid pandemic


If you have any questions about returning to the district, please email