Keep our high street healthy

Shop safe and follow the latest Government guidelines.


Please continue to do your bit to help us keep the high street safe. 

  • Shop local where possible to help our local economy
  • Wear a facemask when entering all businesses unless you are exempt
  • Pay by contactless card payment where possible
  • Plan your journey
  • Give everyone space
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Be kind and patient with members of staff and other shoppers

When drinking or dining indoors, please also remember to:

  • Book ahead if required (check with the venue prior)
  • Check into the NHS Track & Trace system on arrival

Materials for Businesses

We have created a suite of free materials for businesses to use to help keep their workplace, staff and customers safer. Feel free to download the files and use on social media or print for display in venues.

Living With Covid Materials


"Freedom Day" Materials



Archived materials

Business webinars

We like to keep business across the district up to date from HSE information to Covid safety information through a variety of ways, including hosting webinars, so that businesses get the opportunity to get the information they need, but also the opportunity to ask questions.

There is a chance to catch up on the webinars via the links below:

 Update on Covid safety in the workplace - Ventilation


Buy local from home

We’ve created a directory of the many local companies that provide the opportunity to buy gifts, and more, from the comfort of your own home. Please support them where you can.

Buy local from home at:

Gift Lancaster

Gift Lancaster also has gifts and experiences from a variety of small businesses and retailers across Lancaster and Morecambe Bay, selling vouchers for everything from restaurant meals for two to home interior gifts and beauty treatments.

Buy local gifts at:

Local markets

Although our outdoor markets have now re-opened, most of our local market traders now offer an online service. See our markets page for more information.


Covid Information Officers

Find out more about our Covid Information Officers, who will helping to keep shoppers safe and suporting businesses. Read our news story for more information.

Lancaster City Council has developed a package of measures so business owners have the confidence to reopen in a manner that is safe not only for customers, but for their staff and themselves. Some of this work has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund.