Lockdown roadmap: Live updates as Lancashire take the next step and rules ease further

Lancashire along with the rest of the country will move to 'step three' of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown today.

By Colin Ainscough
Monday, 17th May 2021, 7:50 am
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 1:44 pm

Indoor entertainment, hospitality venues and all remaining accommodation including hotels, hostels and B&B can reopen from Monday, May 17.

Hugs and indoor gatherings will also be allowed, along with changes to travel and life events.

We'll be bringing you all the latest updates from across the county throughout the day here.

Live updates as Lancashire takes the next step out of lockdown and rules ease further

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Step 3: All the latest as restrictions are relaxed further across Lancashire

Last updated: Monday, 17 May, 2021, 13:34

  • The UK takes the next step out of lockdown as restrictions are eased further
  • What you can do from today
  • How Lancashire businesses have prepared for today
  • More than 40 pubs and bars set to reopen indoors from today

Alex Hull general manager at Fino Tapas is excited to welcome back customers

Traders raring to go in Fylde as restrictions ease further

Fylde businesses and other venues which have been closed for months are eagerly looking forward to the biggest lifting of coronavirus restrictions yet.

Cafes, restaurants, hotels and pubs among those allowed to welcome back customers indoors today for the first time this year.

Jamie Croasdale, who runs the Black Sheep Tea Rooms in Lytham and St Annes with wife Melanie, said: “We are really looking forward to letting our customers through our doors again.

“With the weather being so uncertain, it will make a big difference and we hope to see a busy few weeks ahead.” - read more

Owners Phil Butterworth and Andy Grey at Red Rose Bowl

Staff Alys Mills, Mia Goodwin and Michelle falconer are ready welcome customer at the Tulketh Tap Room in Preston

When was the last time you went to a show or gig?

Gemma Scott keeping the machine clean in Blackpool’s Central Pier

The mayor of Preston has opened Jump Maniax adventure park in Preston today - we’ll have more on that later today

Graham Royston general manager at Vue Preston talks through some of the changes visitors can expect from today.

Smiling faces as arcades across Blackpool open their doors today

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