Here are the sectors that are closing from tomorrow in Lancashire
It was announced on Friday, October 16, that Lancashire was being shifted into Tier 3, meaning pubs and bars not serving a 'substantial meal' have now been forced to close. Here are the businesses that will also be closing their doors from tomorrow.
Under the new tightened restrictions, adult gaming centres, bingo halls, casinos, bookmakers and children's soft play centres will have to close their doors.
From 12am tomorrow, October 19, those sectors will have to shut again in Lancashire, following the news that pubs and bars that didn't serve food also had to close from yesterday.
Residents across the borough are now only allowed to socialise with people they live with or those in their social bubble in any indoor setting or private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues and ticketed events.
And from tomorrow, car boot sales will also be prohibited under the new restrictions as Lancashire remains under the 'very high' risk category.
The decision to move the borough to Tier 3 has been accompanied by a new support package for Lancashire, set to help minimise the impact on both businesses and residents.
New, local arrangements and funding are also set to be introduced for test and trace to give Lancashire more control of the contact tracing process.
Speaking on behalf of Lancashire's leaders, Lancashire County Council's leader Geoff Driver CBE said:
"Across Lancashire, the coronavirus situation is serious and getting worse. Lancashire's leaders all agree that, as we approach winter, urgent action has to be taken now to ensure the county is not overwhelmed by the virus.
"After major negotiations with government, we have agreed a bespoke deal for Lancashire that means our businesses and residents will receive extra support that will not be available elsewhere in the country.
"I want to thank all of the Lancashire leaders for the constructive and meaningful discussions we have had over the past week. The deal has presented real challenges for some and they have only been able to sign up with reluctance, but we have been willing to work across party lines so that we can hammer this out with government.
"These new restrictions will affect us all, but we know they will be particularly harsh on those who make their living in our hospitality sector. It is a vital and valued part of our economy and we are all committed to maximising the support we can give as a result of this deal."
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