Tens of thousands of free face coverings are to be handed out to Preston shoppers from Monday (15 June).Advertisement
As non-essential shops prepare to reopen the organisation responsible for promoting the city centre has announced the measures.
Preston Business Improvement District is setting up pop-up face mask stations throughout the city centre.
Members of the public will also be able to use complimentary hand-sanitising facilities in the city centre.
Two hand-sanitiser stations are already in place outside the former BHS store in Fishergate and at Evoque nightclub in Church Street, but Preston BID say they are increasing the number of the hand gel stations.
Funding for the hand sanitiser and face coverings comes from city centre firms, who fund Preston BID through a levy on their rates.
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A spokesman for Preston BID said: “As part of this programme to provide protection to visitors and business colleagues, we are asking for volunteers to support us in manning the stations.
“Maybe you could spare a few hours a day, or a day a week – maybe your currently furloughed and would like to volunteer to help your city?”
Anyone interested is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their availability from June 15 onwards.
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The Business Improvement District has already been doing a weekly deep-clean process on the city’s high street and street furniture from early April.