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Lancashire moves to Tier 3 Coronavirus Alert Level

Published Friday, 16 October 2020

Lancashire has been moved into the Tier 3 ‘very high’ Covid Alert Level by the Government.

  • Lancashire moves into "very high" Tier 3 Covid alert level
  • Bars and pubs to close tonight (Friday 16 October). Other venues from Monday.
  • No socialising with people unless you live with them or they’re in your support bubble
  • Government pledges additional support for businesses and residents

It means that there will be significant additional restrictions on people and businesses across the entire area. Pubs and bars (including licensed clubs) are to close from 00:01 on Saturday 17 October and residents will only be 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.

From 00:01 on Monday 19 October, the following venues will also close:

  • Adult gaming centres
  • Bingo halls
  • Casinos
  • Bookmakers and betting shops
  • Children's soft play centres

Car boot sales will also be prohibited.

Universities are being asked to move to remote learning where possible.

The decision is accompanied by a support package for Lancashire to help minimise the impact on Lancashire's businesses and residents. New, local arrangements and funding will also be introduced for test and trace to give Lancashire more control of the contact tracing process.

Find out exactly what you can or cannot do under the very high alert level at

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