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Business support and advice

Ongoing support and advice for businesses as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Business support and advice COVID-19

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The government has published the 'COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021' setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This is a step-by-step plan to ease restrictions in England cautiously.

This will impact on what businesses must close. We will update this page with further information. In the meantime please visit our FAQs on local restrictions page.

If you are concerned about the implementation of COVID secure measures in a business, workplace or other public building please report this by using our Coronavirus report form.

If you manage a restaurant, pub, cafe and want to talk to us about pavement licensing or any other specific request within our remit, relating to safely re-opening, please email us: citycentre@preston.gov.uk. Please note: this is not just for city centre businesses.

Businesses and their employees in Preston City Centre are being encouraged to take up the offer of rapid coronavirus tests as part of targeted work to reduce infections. For more information please visit our targeted coronavirus testing page

Government support for businesses affected by COVID-19

Measures announced by the government to help businesses during COVID-19.

Businesses and premises that must close

Businesses that must close under current restrictions and exceptions.

Food premises that are currently closed

Measures you should take when closing your food business due to COVID-19.

Food businesses wanting to diversify advice

How to introduce food takeaway and delivery options to your business during COVID-19.

Animal owners and businesses dealing with animals

Advice for pet owners and animal businesses during COVID-19.

Food delivery and collection advice

Support for community, voluntary groups and individuals helping the community during COVID-19.

Advice for licensed premises selling alcohol

Advice for pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants to consider during COVID-19.

Compliance in businesses

Advice for businesses around understanding and complying with COVID-19 restrictions.

Businesses Reopening: Bulletins and Webinars

View the information bulletins and webinar presentations to assist reopening businesses.

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