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.

National Lockdown
From 12.01am on 5th November, Lancashire, along with the rest of England, will be under national lockdown 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?
From Thursday 5th November, all of our restaurants, venues, accommodation, non-essential retail, museums and galleries will be closed until 2nd December. Many of restaurants are operating a takeaway service, have a look at our list here

However hotels, hostels and other accommodation should only open for those who have to travel for work purposes and for a limited number of other exemptions which will be set out in law.

Where do I need to wear a face covering?
You must now wear a face covering when indoors in all retail. 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 no longer applies outdoors. However, you can exercise or visit outdoor public places with the people you live with, your support bubble, or 1 person from another household. (children under school age, as well as those dependent on round-the-clock care, such as those with severe disabilities, who are with their parents will not count towards the limit on two people meeting outside).

Can non-residents still visit Lancashire?
You should avoid travelling in or out of your local area, and you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make.

Full details of national restrictions 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)

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.
 
For more information please visit gov.uk

Follow our social media channels for regular updates on what is happening across the county.

Twitter - @VisitLancashire
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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 (2.11.20, 3pm).  All residents and visitors are advised to consult the government guidance if in any doubt.

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