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Businesses in Lancashire are being urged to keep up to date with how Coronavirus (COVID-19) may affect their operations and staff.

The Government has produced a variety of information to help people and businesses understand the current situation. These are summarised below:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response

Web page offering the latest information about the situation in the UK, including guidance, publications and government announcements. You can subscribe to this page for updates.

The current coronavirus situation in the UK

Information on the outbreak of coronavirus in the UK with more details about the the virus and its symptoms.

Guidance for employers and businesses

Information to help when providing advice to your staff on coronavirus, handling absence from work and minimising risk in your workplace. If someone suspected to have the virus has come into contact with your business offices/place of work, contact your local Health Protection Team for guidance.

Find your nearest Health Protection Team

ACAS have also produced guidance for employers and employees. Website:

Coronavirus: decontamination in non-healthcare settings

Guidance on cleaning and decontamination for workplaces, offices, waiting rooms, hotel rooms, student accommodation and other non-healthcare settings.

Travel advice

Current guidance for British people travelling or living overseas following the outbreak of coronavirus.

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