Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS)


Following the re-opening of all businesses and the lifting of COVID restrictions by the Government, our food safety officers have now resumed unannounced food hygiene inspections for businesses across Wiltshire.

We have continued to work on our inspection programme throughout the pandemic but, by necessity to safeguard both the businesses and our staff, this work has been by prior announcement. The Covid lockdowns have meant that our inspection programme has been delayed and some food inspections are now overdue. We are working in accordance with the Food Standards Agency's national Recovery Plan to get back on track. 

Covid infection remains in the community across Wiltshire. Our officers will continue to wear face coverings when they visit food businesses. We will be asking food handlers and other staff present to maintain social distancing please. This is to continue to protect the health of your staff and our officers. We look forward to your understanding and support for this.

Check for up to date advice on the current situation, using our Coronavirus business support page. GOV.UK have produced some guidance and  HM Government: Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services.


Food Hygiene Appeal form (PDF) [217KB] (opens new window)

Re-rating visit request form (PDF) [147KB] (opens new window)

Right to reply form (PDF) [150KB] (opens new window)

If you are unable to download this application form/document or require a paper version please contact us on 0300 456 0107 or email at and we will  contact you to assist you with your application.

Contact us

Public Protection Manager
Food and Safety
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
BA14 8JN