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COVID-19

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is advising against all travel to Hubei Province, where the outbreak started, and all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China. It also advises British nationals in China to leave, more HERE.

The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development has produced a fact sheet, which sets out how employers should respond to the threat from coronavirus. To download it, click here.

The World Health Organisation has more detailed information including videos on best practice and posters to download to inform your workforce. There’s also a useful myth-buster section and advice on when face masks are appropriate. Click HERE.

This covers the situation in the UK, provides information about the virus and outlines the action the Government is taking to prevent its spread.

The NHS has a concise guide to coronavirus setting out how it is spread, how to avoid catching it, symptoms, treatment and what to do if you think you or any of your employees might be infected. Details HERE.

The official guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care, and Public Health England, is here.

Guidance for employers, click HERE.

Preventative measures for employees, click HERE.

Guidance for staff in the transport sector, click HERE.

Projects

BID Team

The BID team consists of a part-time BID manager and part-time operations officer. The core BID team…

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Positive image

The BID works with many stakeholders to create a positive image of the city...

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Street Cleaning

The BID’s rolling power washing programme has covered over 25km of pavements since it began in 2010. …

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Promotional Tools

PrestonAtNight and ShopPreston.co.uk are assets used by the BID to promote both the city’s leisure and retail…

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Footfall

Preston City Centre has three electronic footfall cameras which count the number of pedestrians passing on any…

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Winter Planting

Providing a splash of colour, along key routes, is vital when winter arrives. The BID annually funds…

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Festive Shopping / Parking

Check out the festive opening times for the shopping centres, most high street stores tend to follow…

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What is Preston BID?

Who Is benefitting?

  • Stimulates wellbeing and economic growth
  • Gives competitive regional advantage
  • Develops partnership between private & public sector
  • Encourages corporate social responsibility
  • Provides sustainable investment for on-going capital projects/services
  • Creates a positive sense of place and enhanced community pride
  • Destination events in the city centre
  • Profiling of their home/city
  • Opportunity for businesses to have “a voice”
  • Increased footfall
  • Fairer to smaller businesses
  • Fair system, those that invest, benefit