Will you take the Preston Pledge?

Posted on - 11th August, 2020 - 8:20am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Health, Preston City Centre
Shoppers in masks on Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall
Shoppers in masks on Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall

A new initiative is asking businesses and members of the public to support the city centre, safely, by taking the Preston Pledge.


Preston Business Improvement District (BID), Shop Preston and Preston at Night are behind the scheme.

Mark Whittle, Director of Membership Service/Preston BID Manager, said: “Preston remains open for business.

“With further restrictions around the mixing of households having been put in place for Preston, we are acutely aware that the priority for all needs to be safety.

“Shops, restaurants, bars and service businesses remain open, with measures in place – we are asking businesses and visitors to continue working in close partnership to push back the virus.”

Read more: A weekend in lockdown – how did Preston adjust to the new measures?

The Pledge lists eight commitments from businesses including “We will clean and sanitise our premises thoroughly” and “We will continue to offer you a warm welcome and a safe experience”.

In return the six business requests to members of the public include “We ask you to wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and enclosed spaces” and “We ask you NOT to mix with members of other households, including in the city centre”.

Read more: 11-year-old Millie’s face masks coming to Preston Market

View the full list of commitments and requests at

What do you think of the Preston Pledge? Let us know in the comments.

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