Burnley Town Centre – Covid-19 Update

The Burnley BID team are currently working with partners and stakeholders in Burnley to bring forward plans to support the Covid-19 recovery process in Burnley town centre. If your company would like to input into these please plans please register your interest by emailing Burnleybid@groundwork.org.uk.

Please see below for information on recent news and updates relating to Covid-19.

  • Accessing support on business operations and social distancing from the Environmental Health Team at Burnley Council. 
  • New Bounce Back Loans for Small Businesses
  • Social Distancing in Retail Stores and Warehouses
  • General Advice on Covid-19 for Business

Accessing support on business operations and social distancing from the Environmental Health Team at Burnley Council
Burnley Borough Council have set up two email addresses for businesses who may require advice on emerging from lockdown, social distancing, closure regulations and licensing.

If you need to get in touch with any queries please email either:

envhealth@burnley.gov.uk  or Licensing@burnley.gov.uk

New Loans for Small Businesses
The new Bounce Back Loans scheme, announced by the Chancellor, will allow businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and access the cash within days.
Loans will be interest free for the first 12 months, and from Monday 4 May, businesses can apply online through a short and simple form.

Find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/small-businesses-boosted-by-bounce-back-loans

Social Distancing in Retail Stores and Warehouses
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) have put together an informative page featuring details of social distancing measures that can be implemented in retail stores and warehouses. To take a look, please visit:

http://brc.org.uk/news/corporate-affairs/social-distancing-in-retail-stores-and-warehouses/

Social Distancing advice from Burnley Borough Council Environmental Health Team
For more information on environmental health and licensing with regards to Social Distancing, Burnley Borough Council have put together some informative web pages featuring all of the information:

https://www.burnley.gov.uk/business/environmental-health

https://www.burnley.gov.uk/business/licensing

General Advice on Covid-19 for Business

For any general advice on Covid-19 – please visit the Burnley Borough Council help page which can be found here: https://www.burnley.gov.uk/covid19#busSup