Richmondshire District Council

Business pack for Covid-19 restrictions

A new pack has been collated to help Richmondshire businesses keep their customers informed of the current Covid-19 restrictions.

The District Council has produced a set of 20 posters. All are downloadable on our business coronavirus toolkit page. They cover everything from wearing masks and washing hands, to keeping a safe distance, using the track and trace QR code system, and paying by card.

The council’s Environmental health officers also continue to offer advice to the hospitality sector as they reopen this week.

From 2 December the district, as part of the North Yorkshire and York region, has been placed in Tier 2. It means the following key restrictions apply for hospitality businesses:


All businesses are being advised to complete a Covid-19 risk assessment, continue to clean the premises more often, remind customers to wear a mask, make sure people are social distancing, use the NHS track and trace system, turn people with coronavirus symptoms away – staff and customers; and consider the amount of ventilation in the building.

Groups must also be kept apart with tables spaced out and a one way system maintained. Food and drink should be table served to avoid contact. Keeping music low will also prevent shouting and singing.

Tier restrictions will apply to taxi passengers with passengers advised to check the local restriction tiers that apply in the areas they will pass through. Taxis and private hire vehicles providing services through or within these areas should continue operating services as normal.

The restrictions are summarised in a Tier 2 high alert poster.

For more information from Richmondshire District Council contact 01748 829100 or email

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