Important updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19):

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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
  • places of worship
  • local authority venues

From this date people will also be able to 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.  Venues must still continue to maintain a manual contact log, as well as display a poster for customers that do not have a smart phone.

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

Grant funding for businesses

The majority of local authority grant schemes have now closed. Please get in touch with the council if you have any applications still being processed, or any other queries.

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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