'Sign the pledge to help Preston through coronavirus crisis'
Now a city group is asking members of the public to continue working in partnership with businesses to reduce the number of cases.
Preston City Centre Business Improvement District says that with further restrictions around the mixing of households now in place for Preston, it is acutely aware that the priority for all needs to be safety.
Shops, restaurants, bars and service businesses remain open, with measures in place.
Now BID and retail chiefs are asking people to sign up to the Preston Pledge, an agreement between businesses and members of the public to work, hand in hand, to protect each other.
Under the pledge, the business commitment to the public is:
We are open for business, and are taking our obligations seriously
We will clean and sanitise our premises thoroughly.
We will ensure social distancing is in place in our premises.
We will ensure hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities are plentiful.
We will ensure our team are aware of our safety procedures.
We will continue to work with the authorities to keep our business safe.
We will follow proper procedures if any member of our team shows symptoms of the virus.
Will continue to offer you a warm welcome and a safe experience.
And the request from businesses to the public is:
We thank you for all you have been doing to keep yourself and others safe
We ask you to wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and enclosed spaces.
We ask you to give each other space and keep at least 2M apart from others.
We ask you NOT to mix with members of other households, including in the city centre.
We ask you to continue to wash and sanitise your hands regularly.
We ask you to follow guidance from shops, restaurants, bars, and service businesses.
We ask you to continue to support your city centre business, safely.