BLACKBURN businesses will get the opportunity to find out how the second national lockdown affects them this Thursday.

There will be a live ‘Ask The Experts’ Q&A on the Blackburn BID website on Thursday 5th November between 10am and noon.

Organised in partnership with the Hive business network and Blackburn with Darwen Council, it will answer questions from concerned and confused bosses and traders.

Experts from different specialisms will be on hand to answer queries submitted to the website on the day.

It will look at topics including operating safely in line with the new restrictions, the rules on 'click and collect' and takeaways , as well as managing an at-home workforce, financial support, and adapting to a second lockdown.

Catherine Price, BID Manager, said: “The aim of the session is to answer questions and provide advice, guidance and support for businesses across Blackburn and Darwen given the new national restrictions and their impact.

“It’s a platform for people to ask questions and receive a prompt personalised answer to their issue, reassurance, guidance or signposting to people who can help.”

Where questions cannot be answered immediately, an answer will be posted on the website as soon as possible afterwards.