New laws require the closure of businesses selling food or drink for consumption on the premises, to protect against the risks to public health arising from coronavirus.

The Government will review these new rules every 28 days.

Businesses that must close

The business that must close are:

  • Restaurants

  • Cafes
  • Bars (including bars in hotels or members' clubs)
  • Public houses
  • Cinemas
  • Theatres
  • Nightclubs
  • Bingo halls
  • Concert halls
  • Museums and galleries
  • Casinos
  • Betting shops
  • Spas
  • Massage parlours
  • Indoor skating rinks
  • Indoor fitness studios
  • Gyms
  • Swimming pools
  • Other indoor leisure centres

It is now a criminal offence for these businesses to be open.

You can report businesses breaking these rules to Trading Standards by using their Report to trading standards page or by calling 0808 223 1133.

Also to Preston City Council Environmental Health at ehealth@preston.gov.uk or on 01772 906907.