- Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, our priority is to support residents, businesses, staff and councillors and we will continue to follow advice from the Government and Public Health England. We would urge our residents and businesses to do the same. On this page you will find links to advice and guidance issued by us and our partners.
Wyre’s Civic Centre reception in Poulton is open to visitors from 13 July 2020:
Monday - Friday 10am-3pm.
Please follow signage and social distancing advice when visiting. If you can, please contact us via social media on Facebook or Twitter, through our website on the report it page, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01253 891000 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm) as an alternative to visiting.
If you are coming to the civic centre to make a payment, please avoid paying in cash.
Please note some officers are working on an appointment basis and it is best to call ahead before coming into the civic centre to check their availability.
Lockwood surgery can still be accessed by patients with an appointment.
**COUNCIL EVENTS** We are currently reviewing our events and activities and will be running a revised calendar of events.
Social and Community Capital Coronavirus response fund from Nat West. Applications open from 22.06.20
Bereavement and wellbeing support - contact numbers for community support organisations and faith groups
Wyre Together - support for those in our community who need it
Local contacts for food deliveries and other support which may be helpful
Advice for re-opening workplaces and food businesses
Updated 13.07.20: Important guidance for people and businesses who provide close contact services - including tattoos, skin piercing and accupuncture
Council tax, rental costs and sick pay
The Recovery Advice for Business scheme, supported by the government and hosted on the Enterprise Nation website is now live. It will give small firms access to free, one-to-one advice with an expert adviser to help you through the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for long-term recovery. Updated 13 July 2020
Business support finder - see what support is available
Targeted support for the most R&D intensive small and medium size firms - launched April 20
Future Fund - for high-growth firms. Launched 20 April
Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS). Launched 20 April
Job retention scheme - for employers. Launched 20 April
Bounce back loan scheme - launched 27 April
Boost Lancashire - support for businesses impacted by Coronavirus
Changes to Wyre Council services
Schools and online learning support
The government funded Oak National Academy launched on 20 April. Created by teachers from leading schools across England, it will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects for every year group.
BBC education package across TV and online.
Latest health advice and guidance
From 24 July, it will be mandatory to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets, as well as on public transport. The Government has put together some clear instructions on how you can make your own face covering.