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The national lockdown continued to ease on April 12, but many restrictions remain in place. Further details: gov.uk. Help and advice: Ribble Valley Community Hub (01200 414597).

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Some Council Facilities Reopen to Public After Lockdown

Published Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Some Ribble Valley Borough Council facilities have reopened today (Wednesday, 2 December) following the lifting of the latest national lockdown.

But due to the Tier 3 restrictions the Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe, and Clitheroe Castle Museum will remain closed.

The following facilities are now open to the public:

●          Platform Gallery, Station Road, Clitheroe

●          Ribble Valley 3G pitches, Edisford Road, Clitheroe

●          Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Road, Clitheroe (from Thursday, 3 December)

Ribble Valley has now moved into the Tier 3 ‘very high’ coronavirus alert along with the rest of Lancashire.

This means socialising is banned indoors and in most outdoor places with people you don't live with, or who are not in your bubble.

Most hospitality, accommodation and entertainment venues will remain closed and you should work from home where possible.

Shops, leisure centres and gyms, and personal care services such as hairdressers and barbers are allowed to open.

Places of worship can also open, but people cannot interact with anyone they don't live with.

If you need to contact the council during the Tier 3 restrictions, you can do so at ribblevalley.gov.uk, where you can access a wide range of information and services.

Visits to the Council Offices and the Job Centre, which is based there, is by appointment only.

There are no plans to reintroduce shielding in Ribble Valley, but the clinically vulnerable and those over the age of 60 should minimise contact with others. Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable should not only minimise contact with others, but if they are unable to work from home should not go to work.

Don’t forget the Ribble Valley Community Hub is still available if you need help, businesses advice and the latest pandemic information.

The hub is on hand Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, on 01200 414597, to help locked down households facing difficulties, worries or loneliness.

Further lockdown guidance is available at gov.uk or ribblevalley.gov.uk.

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