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: 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

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Financial support for businesses affected during COVID-19, including the Business Support Grants Fund.
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Measures you should take when closing your food business due to COVID-19.
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COVID-19 advice for Hackney carriage and private hire drivers.
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Advice for businesses around understanding and complying with COVID-19 restrictions.
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View the information bulletins and webinar presentations to assist reopening businesses.

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