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Safe town centres

There are a range of strict social distancing measures we've put in place around our high streets, to help keep shoppers safe.

Diversions and one way systems

Burton Town Centre

  • One way pedestrian system in operation along Station Street as resurfacing works are completed. The scheduled programme of public realm work to Station Street in Burton upon Trent is currently underway.
  • One way pedestrian system in operation on the raised pavement along High Street
  • One way pedestrian system in operation around the Outdoor Market on Market Place

View the one way map for Burton upon Trent town centre

Uttoxeter Town Centre

  • The automated bollard on High Street will be in operation between 10am-4pm to restrict traffic

View the one way map for Uttoxeter town centre

Updates to allow greater social distancing

Burton Town Centre

  • Selected benches have been removed from High Street
  • Planters have been removed from High Street

Uttoxeter Town Centre

  • Selected benches have been removed from High Street

Planning a visit?

  • Plan your visit ahead, familiarise yourself with any road or street closures, diversions or one way systems in operation.
  • Shopping areas are often quieter in the early morning and late afternoon (try coming outside of busy times, this will mean less queuing too!).  
  • Have your shopping list ready (this will help reduce any unnecessary movements).
  • Be respectful to others and follow signage (keep two metres away from fellow visitors and obey direction arrows and one way systems).  
  • Respect individual shop queuing systems and guidence from their employees.
  • Use card or contactless payments where possible.
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell or if anyone in your household is showing symptoms of Coronavirus.
  • Car parking charges are suspended on all ESBC car parks until the 29th June 2020, standard charges will apply after this date. 

Advice for businesses

The restrictions placed on some business to stop trading to help limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus are being gradually eased. Regular announcements are being made identifying which business may now open, along with the release of Government guidance on what precautions must be in place before trading can restart.

If your business is reopening to the public, you can download a public guidance poster for display in a prominent position.

If you are unable to operate measures suggested for your business to control the current risk from coronavirus, your business must remain closed until the Government says otherwise.

This checklist brings together a range of control measures for businesses to consider operating to assist them to trade in-line with Government requirements and public expectations, while also addressing their responsibilities under Health and Safety law, where no sector specific guidance exists.

If your business is one which is now allowed to trade you should consider the measures outlined below as part of your assessment if no specific COVID-19 Secure Guidelines for your trade sector are available.

A guide for hairdressers & barbers and a guide for pubs and bars that are planning to reopen have been published.

In determining which measures are necessary at your business, you must consider how your business operates against the Government requirements for social distancing by vulnerable or infected people, limiting social contact for all, and increased hygiene measures. Please download this checklist for more information.