- Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Update 14 June 2021 - roadmap out of lockdown.
On 14 June the government announced a 4-week pause at Step 3. Step 3 restrictions remain in place, and you should follow the guidance which explains what you can and cannot do.
However, there are some exceptions. From 21 June, there will be changes to the rules on:
- weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions or civil partnership celebrations
- commemorative events following a death such as a wake, stone setting or ash scattering
- large events pilots
- care home visits
- domestic residential visits for children.
For full details visit the Government’s 4 step roadmap
Update 8 June 2021 - Lancashire to receive enhanced support to tackle Delta variant.
A package of enhanced support – including surge testing and increased vaccinations – is coming to Lancashire as cases of Covid-19 continue to rise.
Everyone in Lancashire, including children, is now being strongly encouraged to take a Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, whether they are showing symptoms or not. You can book this through the NHS website and tick ‘I’ve been told to get a test by my local council, health protection team or healthcare professional’ if you don’t have any symptoms.
To help stop the spread, you should take particular caution when meeting anyone outside your household or support bubble.
The Government is advising people in Lancashire, wherever possible, to try to:
- meet outside rather than inside where possible
- keep 2 metres apart from people that you don’t live with (unless you have formed a support bubble with them), this includes friends and family you don’t live with
- minimise travel in and out of affected areas
You should also:
- Roadmap out of lockdown
- Symptoms and prevention
- COVID-19 Vaccination rollout
- Coronavirus testing
- Self isolation - what you need to know
- Support for residents
- Financial support for businesses
- Reopening the high streets
- Making your business Covid safe
- Support for community organisations
- Changes to our services
- Mental health and wellbeing support
- Coronavirus report form
Stop the spread
- Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
- Keep your distance from others
- Wear a face covering where applicable
- Stay home and get tested if you have any symptoms
- Stick to the rules – the sooner the infection rates come down, the sooner we can get back to doing the things we love.
For further advice on symptoms, high risk groups and testing visit the NHS website.
Government guidance and financial support - Find out what you are entitled to.
For international travel restrictions and isolation requirements visit the government website.
For a breakdown of cases in England visit the government's data website which is updated daily.