The Civic Centre reception in Poulton is open 10am - 3pm Monday to Friday. You can also call us on 01253 891000 or email:

You will be required to wear a face covering when visiting the Civic Centre reception and Lockwood Surgery, unless you are exempt.

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Local Restrictions Support Grant

The Local Restrictions Support Grant helps businesses that have been affected by recent restrictions. 

Find out about the different support grants 

Test and trace QR code posters and the app - guidance for businesses and venues 

On 18 September the government announced that certain venues, including those run by local authorities, will now be legally required to display NHS QR posters in their venues by Thursday 24 September.

This includes all venues from the following sectors:

  • hospitality
  • leisure and tourism
  • close contact services
  • local authority venues

The full list of venues can be read here.

People can now also download the Test and Trace app on their phone. When someone enters a venue and scans an official NHS QR code poster, the venue information will be logged on their phone. They will then receive alerts and notifications if Coronavirus is detected at a venue they have visited. Further information on how the app works, how to download it and how to scan a QR code can be read here.  

If your business or venue falls into one of the sectors or categories that should provide a customer log, and a visitor chooses to check-in using the official NHS QR code, they will not need to provide their contact details by any other method. However, you will still need to offer a manual option for recording visitors' contact details, for people who do not have a smartphone or do not want to use the NHS COVID-19 app.

Introducing the NHS Covid 19 App - an explanation

Press release - businesses urged to prepare for NHS Covid 19 app

How to create a QR poster - quick guide

Creating a Covid 19 QR poster for your business  - link to government website

Tips for displaying your poster

Government guidance and financial support

Find out what you are entitled to.

Boost Lancashire

Boost Lancashire is here to help businesses to recover from the Covid crisis. The service is funded and led by Lancashire County Council and is available to all Lancashire businesses.

Reopening safely

The government has published 14 different guides for different types of businesses to help them to reopen safely.

If you run a business and have concerns or need some advice on how to open safely we’re here to help – please get in touch by emailing

Also, if as a customer you have any concerns about an establishment in Wyre you can report this to us at

If you need to tell your customers to wear a face covering before entering your establishment you can download one here to print. 

Guidance for food businesses

How other businesses are staying safe

Local businesses have told us how they have been making their shops and premises Covid safe: 

Bombshell Betty Boutique 

Reduce and Rejoice

Phillips Jewellers

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