Checklist for businesses
Blackpool Council wants to assist business as much as possible during these incredibly challenging times.
It is of paramount importance that we all follow the government guidelines to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Where workplaces are permitted to be open, precautions need to be taken to reduce the risks; to yourself, your employees, and to the general public.
We have therefore provided a checklist for businesses, of measures that must be in place to control the risk of coronavirus.
View coronavirus checklist for businesses
Unfortunately, if businesses cannot comply with the relevant requirements, then the business will be asked to temporarily cease trading.
Legionnaires' disease advice
Many businesses will be reopening from 17 May following closures introduced to help control the spread of coronavirus.
Where a building has been vacant or had significantly reduced usage it is likely that the water supply has also been unused and this increases the chances of bacteria forming.
This is known as Legionella bacteris, and can cause Legionnaires' disease - a potentially fatal type of pneumonia.
It is crucial, in order to protect the health of your customers, visitors and staff, that these risks are identified and addressed.
View information and precautions to take when reopening