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As businesses start to re-open we encourage residents to Go shop, Go eat, Go safe and Go local. Remember to keep protecting Portsmouth by:

  • Queuing responsibly
  • Not blocking doorways
  • Wearing a face covering in Cascades and inside shops (unless you are exempt)
  • Being kind to others

Non-essential businesses, including retail, personal care, indoor sports and leisure, outdoor areas at hospitality venues, will re-open under Step 2 (12 April 2021).

You can read more about what can re-open and when here.

Support from the council

We are once again working with businesses to support safe re-opening. Some of the practical steps to support the safe re-opening of shops include temporarily removing some parking spaces to create space for social distancing and installing social distancing signage and street markings around main retail areas.

If you are a business and are unsure of the rules, please get in touch with our business helplineĀ on 023 9284 1641 or emailĀ business@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Lateral flow testing for businesses

Register before 12 April to order free rapid lateral flow tests to test your employees twice a week in the workplace. Find out more about workplace tests on Gov.UK. here.