The Civic Centre reception in Poulton is closed to visitors. You can still call us on 01253 891000 or e-mail:

Lockwood Surgery remains open for patients, and the civic centre will be hosting appointment only vaccination clinics. Please wear a face covering in all parts of the building.

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Making your business or venue Covid safe

New legislative requirements for keeping records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

Regulations were amended on 29 March 2021 and you must now request that every individual scan the NHS QR code or provide their contact details upon arrival, not just the lead member of the group. This is to make sure that every person can receive timely public health advice if they may have been exposed to Covid-19.

You should make sure that all your staff have been notified of this change and understand that they are now required to ask all people entering the venue to scan the NHS QR code or provide their contact details. Exemptions include children under the age of 16 and people entering a venue for drop off / takeaway only. The following posters and guidance are provided to help with the new legislation:

A letter has also been issued to relevant businesses detailing the new requirements. For more advice please visit Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services - Working safely

Testing in the workplace

If you are a business that would like to set up mass testing in your workplace, you can register on Lancashire County Council's website. 

Managing Covid-19 in the workplace

A  resource pack to help businesses manage Covid-19 cases in the workplace is available on the LCC website

Reopening safely

The government has published 14 different guides for different types of businesses to help them to reopen safely. You can also complete a risk assessment on making your business premises secure, and download a poster to display if you meet the criteria.

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

If you have any concerns about an establishment in Wyre you can report this to us at

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

Guidance for food businesses

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

Since September 2020 certain venues, including those run by local authorities,are legally required to display NHS QR posters. This includes all venues in the following sectors:

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

Visit the government website for a full list of venues and how to create and print a QR poster.

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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