Amidst the fast-changing situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to keep all Lancashire visitors, past, present and future, as up to date as possible. Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of all our visitors, residents, and colleagues.

Specific Restrictions in Lancashire - Tier 3 
From 12.01am on 17th October, Lancashire is listed within the 'Very High' alert level in order to help control the spread of the virus. Below you will find some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the current COVID-19 situation in Lancashire.

Are businesses open?
Yes - many of our restaurants, venues, accommodation, retail, museums and galleries remain open and are following all guidance to be Covid-secure. However, you may not go there with anyone from outside your household or support bubble.

Are restaurants, pubs and bars still open in Lancashire?
Restaurants are currently still open, but with some restrictions. All restaurants will close by 10:00pm each night, and are required to operate table service only. You may only visit them with people from your household or support bubble, and will be required to check-in on the NHS Test and Trace app. Pubs and bars, who do not offer food, have been ordered to close.

Can I still go to a hospitality venue or public venues with people who don't live with me?
You cannot mix with people outside your household at any indoor venues. However, if you are a single person, living alone, you will be able to continue to socialise with your ‘support bubble’ at these venues.

Are attractions still open in Lancashire?
Yes, many attractions are still open. Some of them will require booking in advance, and visitors must wear a face covering unless exempt and you will be asked to check in the with NHS Track and Trace app.

Where do I need to wear a face covering?
You must now wear a face covering when indoors in all retail, hospitality venues and attractions unless and until you are seated at a table to eat and drink.  there are some circumstances where people may not be able to wear a face covering. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others.

I have purchased tickets for an event in Lancashire. Is it still going ahead?
We recommend contacting the event organiser directly to establish whether the event is still taking place.

Does the rule of 6 apply outdoors still?
The rule of six continues to apply to outdoor public spaces, such as parks, beaches or public gardens - but not private gardens.

Can non-residents still visit Lancashire?
If people intend to travel from outside of Lancashire, we advise you to check the latest government travel advice regarding very high alert areas here.

Full details of local restrictions regarding Tier 3 in Lancashire can be found here

General Guidance
It is critical that everybody observes the following key behaviours:

  • HANDS - Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.

  • FACE - Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

  • SPACE - Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).

Stay home if you have any of the symptoms and get a test as soon as possible.
If you don't follow these strict guidelines, police and local authorities will have powers to disperse gatherings, including through fines. We would urge everyone to follow all advice at this time and put health and safety first above everything else.

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All care has been taken to make sure that this information is correct and up-to-date at time of distribution (16.10.20, 3pm).  All residents and visitors are advised to consult the government guidance if in any doubt.




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