HM Government and European Regional Development Fund

The City of Wolverhampton is reopening.

The council and partners want to help and support business, to share and signpost relevant advice and guidance from local and national support services. We want to bring confidence to Wolverhampton’s various business sectors as they start to open, to ensure we are safe and can start to revitalise Wolverhampton’s economy.

Some activities will be funded by the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund from the Cities and Local Growth Unit (CLGU) grant provided by the European Regional Development Fund.

Here you will find details of guidance and support available covering the following:

  • How to prepare your business environment
  • How to manage health and safety within your premises and with your employees
  • Latest updates from public health

Business Support

The Government has issued premise-specific guidance to cover offices, factories and vehicles in addition to guidance for shops and restaurants.

Details of financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found here.

Here you can find the City of Wolverhampton Council's guidance for businesses reopening and adapting their businesses during COVID-19.

The Food Standards Agency offers guidance related to restaurants, takeaways and food manufacturing businesses.

Opening 4th July - Guidance for Pubs, Clubs, Hairdressers and others

The council have pulled together guides and information to help you prepare and support your business to open from Saturday July 4, 2020.

Posters and Signs

The City of Wolverhampton Council has produced a range of posters for businesses to download and print to inform customers as the city begins to reopen. You can find a variety of posters under the Downloads section at the bottom of the page.

Staff and Safe Working

Government guidance on staff and safe working can be found here.

Guidance is also provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Public Transport Guidance

Government public transport guidance can be found here.

Transport for West Midlands  (TfWM) also offer travel guidance for businesses.

City Centre Highways and Pavements

The city council have introduced changes to the road layout of the city centre as it responds to urgent Government calls to encourage more walking and cycling. Details of these changes and a copy of a letter sent to all businesses regarding the changes can be found under the Downloads section at the bottom of the page. The emergency changes are temporary and will operate on a trial basis, subject to public feedback.

The changes will involve significant changes to some bus routes and the location of bus stops along the affected routes. Bus passengers are advised to visit to see the new location of bus stops.

Test and Trace

Here you can find details of the Public Health England Coronavirus Test and Trace programme.

Public Spaces

The Government have also published guidance on safer public spaces.

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

The Government have also published guidance about the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.


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