This is every Lancashire area where new lockdown restrictions have come into force

Many parts of Lancashire have been put under new, stricter lockdown conditions today - these are all the areas that have been affected.

Friday, 18th September 2020, 1:01 pm
Updated Friday, 18th September 2020, 1:20 pm
Blackpool is the only area of Lancashire that has been spared the new restrictions, but people in the resort must still comply with national measures imposed earlier this week

Lancashire has officially been named an "area of intervention" by the national Government, alongside Merseyside and Warrington, with significant changes curtailing social contact.

From Tuesday (September 22), these new measures will come into force across Lancashire

- People must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens

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Lancashire has officially been named an "area of intervention" by the national Government, with significant changes curtailing social contact

- Venues serving food and drink will be restricted to table service only

- Late night operating hours will be restricted, with leisure and entertainment venues including restaurants, pubs, and cinemas, required to close between 10pm to 5am.

In addition, further guidance has also been introduced which residents are strongly urged to comply with.

These are:

- Only use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work

- Not to attend amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators

These extra new measures cover the following areas in Lancashire:

- Preston

- South Ribble

- Chorley

- Blackburn with Darwen

- Pendle

- Rossendale

- Hyndburn

- Burnley

- Wyre

- Fylde,

- Lancaster

- Ribble Valley

- West Lancashire

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What about Blackpool?

Blackpool is the only area of Lancashire that has been spared the new restrictions, but the resort's residents must still comply with national measures imposed earlier this week.

This includes the 'rule of six' which came into effect in England on Monday, banning gatherings of more than six people due to a surge in Covid-19 cases.

The rule prevents groups of seven or more people from meeting and if you break the restrictions, you could be fined £100.