Current Status and Resources

The UK will move to the next stage of the roadmap on 19 July. The Government will remove outstanding legal restrictions on social contact, life events, and open the remaining closed settings.

This means that at Step 4:

  • All remaining limits on social contact will be removed and there will be no more restrictions on how many people can meet in any setting, indoors or outdoors.
  • All settings will be able to open, including nightclubs.
  • Large events, such as music concerts and sporting events can resume without any limits on attendance or social distancing requirements.
  • The legal requirements to wear a face covering will be lifted in all settings.
  • Social distancing rules will be lifted.
  • Businesses will be encouraged to display QR codes for customers to check in using the NHS COVID-19 app, although it will no longer be a legal requirement.
  • It is no longer necessary for the Government to instruct people to work from home and employers can start to plan a return to workplaces.

The health secretary stated that it is important people act with caution. This means:

  • A gradual return to work if people are working from home
  • Trying to meet people outside
  • It is recommended people wear face coverings in crowded indoor settings unless they are exempt



Working Safely – Guidance from Ste 4 – Construction and other outdoor work, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Working Safely – Guidance from Ste 4 – Events and attractions, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Working Safely – Guidance from Ste 4 – Hotels and guest accommodation, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Working Safely – Guidance from Ste 4 – Offices, factories and laboratories, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Working Safely – Guidance from Ste 4 – Restaurants, pubs, bars, nightclubs and takeaway services, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Working Safely – Guidance from Ste 4 – Shops, branches and close contact services, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Working safely during coronavirus – guidance from Step 4, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Covid Winter Plan, UK Government

Recovery Plan, Marble Arch London BID

Check if you should go back into work, UK Government

Working safely tool, UK Government

Staying Covid-19 secure in 2020 poster, Health & Safety Executive

Getting back to work: Recommended suppliers, Marble Arch London BID

The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, UK Government

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19, WHO

Help and information to keep people safe and healthy at work, Health and Safety Executive

COVID-19: returning to the workplace, CIPD

Advice to retailers hiring additional staff to manage queues, SIA

Social distancing for stores and warehouses, British Retail Consortium

Restoring retail confidence checklist, Cushman & Wakefield

Returning to work – Fire safety matters, London Fire Brigade



Economic support factsheet, UK Government

Check if you’re eligible for the coronavirus Local Restrictions Support Grant, UK Government

Business support finder, UK Government – Find out what support is available for your business.

Coronavirus Business Support, UK Government – Find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply

Support for Businesses and Employers, London Growth Hub

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme – FAQs for SMEs, British Business Bank

Job Retention scheme step by step guide for employers, UK Government

Furlough guide, CIPD

Claim for your employee’s wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, UK Government

Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, UK Government

Business Rates – Expanded Retail Discount 2020/21: Coronavirus Response – Local Authority Guidance, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Support for those affected by COVID-19, HM Treasury

Support for Businesses, UK Government

Support if you cannot pay your tax bill on time, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

Emergency fund established for community and voluntary sector, Mayor of London

Scheme to support the UK’s self-employed, UK Government


Advice and guidelines

Covid-19 local level alert posters, UK Government

Local COVID alert levels: what you need to know, UK Government

Find out the coronavirus restrictions in a local area, UK Government

Introducing the NHS Covid-19 App, NHS Test & Trace

Which venues in England should display the official NHS QR code poster?, NHS

How to Create a QR Poster for Your Venue, NHS Test & Trace

Tips for How to Display Your QR Poster, NHS Test & Trace

How to Use QR Codes to Check Into a Venue, NHS Test & Trace

Code of Practice for Commercial Property, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Guidance for queue management with social distancing, Westminster City Council

Off sales guidance for pubs, bars, and restaurants offering a take away service, Metropolitan Police

Central hub with advice and guidance for employers, CIPD

FAQ for employers, CIPD

Business and continuity planning, London Growth Hub

How to negotiate a rent holiday, London Growth Hub

Terminating and renegotiating existing commercial contracts, London Growth Hub

Guidance for Employers and Businesses on Coronavirus, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy/Public Health England

Poster for employers and businesses, Public Health England

What you need to know, Public Health Matters

Coronavirus infromation for businesses, residents and how to help, Westminster City Council

Webinars on employment law topics and employment relations, Acas

COVID-19 information leaflet, UK Government

Coronavirus Reference Scenario, Office for Budget Responsibility



Active Travel Toolkit, TfL

Keeping you safe on London’s transport network, TfL

Guidance on how to support your team by encouraging them to travel at quieter times, TfL

Keeping you safe on London’s transport network, TfL

Cleaning regime and ventilation on public transport, TfL

Flexible travel and fares, TfL

Guidance on cycle parking for businesses, TfL

Stations, lifts, escalators, works and closures, TfL

Find a Santander docking station, TfL

Cycle parking near Marble Arch and Edgware Road, Bike Data

Walking times between stations on the same line, TfL

Central London journeys that could be quicker to walk, TfL

Briefing for businesses, TfL

Cycle to work Scheme – Guidance for employers, TfL

Free cycle training for people who live or work in Westminster, City of Westminster

Local car parks, Marble Arch London BID



Personal safety and working during Covid-19 – Guidance for employers and employees to stay safe from violence and aggression in the workplace, Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Communicating with a face covering – Things to consider for security personnel, CPNI

Security guidance for reopening,  Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters

Look Up, Look Out Briefing Sheet for Staff, Metropolitan Police

Look Up, Look Out A5 Leaflet, Metropolitan Police

Business lockdown checklist, The Retailer

Crime prevention tips, Met Police Business Crime Hub

Six top tips for securing your shop, Safer Business Network

Security and staff safety advice for Pharmacies, The Metropolitan Police

Video conferencing – Using services securely, National Cyber Security Centre

Guidance on good personnel security, CPNI

How to protect yourself against Coronavirus scams, National Trading Standards – Scams Team

Advisory: COVID-19 exploited by malicious cyber actors, National Cyber Security Centre

Covid-19 related Fraud Risk, Fraud Advisory Panel

Mandate fraud guidance, Government Counter Fraud Function

A message to businesses in Westminster, from Head of Neighbourhood Policing for Central West Basic Command Unit, Superintendent Mark Lawrence



Advice for pubs, bars and restaurants on how to safely re-open, Westminster City Council

Reopening the Hospitality Sector – Licensing Update, Westminster City Council

Apply for a pavement licence, Westminster City Council – New pavement licences replace Westminster’s existing fast-track table and chairs licences

Register your establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, UK Government

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme promotional materials, UK Government

VAT: reduced rate for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions, UK Government

Test and trace guidance: Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors, UK Government

Covid-19 secure advice and risk assessments for hospitality businesses, UK Hospitality

TfL briefing for leisure and hospitality businesses, TfL

Resources and support for the hospitality industry, Code

Why most businesses can’t claim for Coronavirus losses, Big Hospitality

How to deal with your employees during COVID-19, UK Hospitality

Advice for licensed premises in the night time economy,  Night Time Economy Solutions

Coronavirus: Essential employee factsheet, Big Hospitality