NEW measures to come into force in West Lancashire after rise in coronavirus cases.
The new local rules will start on Tuesday, September 22 across West Lancashire to stop the disease spreading.
- You cannot have visitors inside your home or in your garden or visit anyone else at their home or garden, unless they are in your support bubble
- The food and drink hospitality sector is limited to table service only
- Pubs, clubs and other night time attractions must close between 10pm and 5am
The government is also advising to only use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work and to avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.
Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, said: “It's really sad that these new measures have had to be introduced which have been imposed on us without consultation by national government. I would urge everyone in West Lancashire to stick to the new rules so we can beat coronavirus together. If we don't we could face further restrictions or even a full local lockdown."
All other national guidelines are still in place and you are still being advised to wash our hands regularly, keep your distance from others, wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces and on public transport (unless you are exempt), and get tested if you do have symptoms of coronavirus.
You can travel to work and go on holiday with our household members but the government is advising you to only do this with people you live with (or have formed a support bubble with). You need to follow any rules in the area you visit and be aware of the self-isolation rules when travelling to and from certain countries. The next steps will depend on the impact these measures have.
More information on the new restrictions will be available at https://www.westlancs.gov.uk/coronavirus