The Community Secretary has confirmed that planning rules will be relaxed to allow food businesses to operate as takeaways during the coronavirus, the relaxation period will be applied imminently for a limited period only.
Burnley Council understand that businesses may look to change their business model and diversify in order to maintain their business during this time.
A business is only in position to do this if they are already registered and regulated by the local authority.
Although scientific advice has reported that it is unlikely that COVID-19 can be transmitted through food, it is still vital that food business operators exercise effective hygiene controls, to ensure that food produced is suitable for human consumption and free from contamination.
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