Lancaster BID - Supporting you to Reopen

12th June 2020

Lancaster BID is here to support you as many of you prepare to reopen your doors in the coming weeks.

We recognise that you will be experiencing all sorts of emotions. Whilst many of you will be keen to reopen your doors there will be many questions remaining. How busy will the city be? Will people abide by the rules? Will I be able to run my business successfully with all the rules and guidelines in place?

These questions can only be answered over the coming weeks as the whole city centre continues in tentative steps towards the "new normal". We want to reassure you all that we Lancaster BID is here to support you every step of the way.

Our recently launched "Stay Local and Shop Local" campaign is encouraging the local community to return to show their support for local businesses whilst also following guidance to keep us all safe.

There will be many practical measures for all businesses to put in place as you reopen your doors. These include a compulsory COVID-19 Risk assessment for every premises. Lancaster City Council has produced a range of advice including a template Risk Assessment which you may find helpful.

If you have any questions, or need advice or support, please contact us at or 01524 590650. We'll do all we can to answer your queries or signpost you towards further assistance.

Don't forget to let us know your plans for reopening including any differences to your normal trading and we will help to promote as widely as we can.


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