Report a business flouting Covid-19 rules

What to do if you think a business or venue is failing to keep Covid-19 secure or follow rules and restrictions.

Environmental health officers have new responsibilities to ensure appropriate public health measures are being followed during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you witness a business, shop or pub that is failing to follow advice, rules and restrictions designed to keep you safe from Covid-19, you can use the form below.

What can I report?

You may use this form to report a business or venue that:

  • should not be open or is open outside of permitted hours
  • is failing to ensure that staff and customers maintain safe social distancing and hygiene measures

Read our privacy notice which tells you how we use your data.

Report a business 

What happens next?

We'll investigate and where necessary deal with the business using powers in the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020, working with police colleagues where appropriate.

Offending businesses could also be issued with written warning and if they continue to flout the regulations, they may be served with a notice to close.   

Individuals who break restrictions

If an individual is breaching restrictions, you can report it to Merseyside Police by calling 101.