Council chiefs warn ‘it’s a critical time for borough’ in desperate bid to avoid further lockdown measures

Council chiefs warn ‘it’s a critical time for borough’ in desperate bid to avoid further lockdown measures

by Tom Martin (August 2020)

RESIDENTS in Ormskirk and Skelmersdale have been warned “it’s a critical time for the borough” as coronavirus cases  rise in other parts of the county.

Leaders of West Lancashire Borough Council are concerned after local lockdown measures were implemented recently in the likes of Preston and Blackburn with Darwen and they are now desperate to avoid a similar situation.

As many as four million people in Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire are now banned from meeting people from different households indoors in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Council leaders are desperate to avoid further lockdown measures in West Lancashire and the affect this could have on local businesses.

Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council  said: “This is a critical time for the whole of West Lancs. We need everyone to play their part, it is really important you and your family know and are still following the safety advice especially where you need to wear a face covering, to keep washing your hands and keep a safe distance.”

Chief Operating Officer, Jacqui Sinnott–Lacey, added: “Other areas within the north west including areas as close to the borough as Preston have needed to implement local lockdown measures and we really need to keep West Lancs moving.

“None of us want a local lockdown to be introduced so we all need to work together to prevent this. We are working closely with our partners across the whole of Lancashire but most of all we need everyone to remember Covid has not gone away and they need to follow the safety advice."

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