All of Lancashire's lockdown changes - as rules are tightened in some areas and relaxed in others

Parts of Lancashire will be amongst the first in the country to face a more targeted approach to combating coronavirus, which will see stricter measures introduced in the worst affected areas – even within the same district.

By Paul Faulkner
Friday, 21st August 2020, 6:20 pm
Updated Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 12:21 am

Partial lockdown restrictions introduced in Preston a fortnight ago – banning mixing between members of different households in homes, gardens and public indoor venues – will remain in force.READ MORE >>> Reminder: this is what you can and can't do under Preston partial lockdown lawsHowever, other parts of the county will be amongst the first in the country to face a more targeted approach, which will see stricter measures introduced in the worst affected areas – even within the same district.

That means parts of Blackburn will be subject to extra restrictions outlawing socialising in all settings with anybody other than those with whom you live, restricting numbers at major family gatherings like weddings to 20 people and requiring restaurants to be booked in advance for a maximum of six. Public transport should also only be used for "essential travel".

None of these rules prevent people from shopping, going to work or attending child-care settings, including schools.

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Covid rules have changed in some parts of Lancashire, but not others

However, Darwen – part of the same council area as Blackburn – will come out of partial lockdown altogether and return to being governed by national rules, along with Rossendale, as of 26th August.

Meanwhile, parts of Pendle will face the same additional measures as Blackburn, but the rest of the borough will remain under the existing partial lockdown restrictions that are continuing in Preston. Burnley, and Hyndburn.

Lancashire County Council chief executive Angie Ridgwell admitted that the situation was “getting a little bit complicated” – and appealed to everybody to check the rules that applied in their area and stick to them to avoid the prospect of a blanket lockdown affecting more parts of the economy.

Below is our guide to all the new rules across the county, with any changes applying from midnight tonight (21st August).

WHAT'S HAPPENING WHERE

Blackburn with Darwen

New, additional measures - outlawing all socialising in all settings other than with members of your household, limiting numbers at family gatherings to 20 people and recommending restaurants only accept diners who have booked in advance, up to a maximum of six per table - will apply in the following wards (these rules do not prevent people from shopping, going to work or attending child-care settings, including schools):

Audley & Queen’s Park

Bastwell & Daisyfield

Billinge & Beardwood

Blackburn Central

Little Harwood & Whitebirk

Roe Lee

Shear Brow & Corporation Park

Wensley Fold

The following areas return to be governed by national rules as of 26th August, having been under partial lockdown since last month:

Blackburn South & Lower Darwen

Blackburn South East

Darwen East

Darwen South

Darwen West

Ewood

Livesey with Pleasington

Mill Hill & Moorgate

West Pennine

Blackpool

National rules apply

Burnley

Existing restrictions continue - banning mixing between members of different households in homes, gardens and public indoor venues.

Chorley

National rules apply

Fylde

National rules apply

Hyndburn

Existing restrictions continue - banning mixing between members of different households in homes, gardens and public indoor venues.

Lancaster

National rules apply

Pendle

Existing restrictions continue - banning mixing between members of different households in homes, gardens and public indoor venues - in most of the borough.

However, additional measures - outlawing all socialising in all settings other than with members of your household, limiting numbers at family gatherings to 20 people and recommending restaurants only accept diners who have booked in advance, up to a maximum of six per table - will apply in the following wards (these rules do not prevent people from shopping, going to work or attending child-care settings, including schools):

Whitefield

Walverden

Southfield

Bradley

Clover Hill

Brierfield

Marsden

Preston

Existing restrictions continue - banning mixing between members of different households in homes, gardens and public indoor venues.

Ribble Valley

National rules apply

Rossendale

Returns to be governed by national rules as of 26th August, having been under partial lockdown since last month.

South Ribble

National rules apply

West Lancashire

National rules apply

Wyre

National rules apply