The government has announced a 4-week pause at Step 3. Step 3 restrictions remain in place, and you should follow the guidance on this page, which explains what you can and cannot do.

It is expected that England will move to Step 4 on 19 July, though the data will be reviewed after 2 weeks in case the risks have reduced. The government will continue to monitor the data and the move to Step 4 will be confirmed one week in advance.


Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council, said:

“Following tonight’s [Mon 14 June] announcement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, regarding a delay in the roadmap, I would like to reassure our community that support is available. Phase 8 of our ‘Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme’ is now open for applications and our Hyndburn Hub is very much here for anyone who needs help.

“We are currently receiving additional support from Central Government to combat the rising rates in our area and over the coming days you will see extra testing and vaccination availability announcements.

“The best route to recovery from the pandemic is firstly to identify positive cases through testing and prevent further spread. The second part is to make sure everyone eligible has the opportunity to have both doses of the vaccination. We need to work together to protect businesses from further restrictions, to keep people safe and minimise strain on our NHS. Please do take up the offer of a vaccine and keep getting tested regularly.”


Some restrictions will change on 21 June. From 21 June, there will be changes to the rules on:

  • weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions or civil partnership celebrations
  • commemorative events following a death such as a wake, stone setting or ash scattering
  • large events pilots
  • care home visits
  • domestic residential visits for children

For full information about restrictions and guidance please visit the Government website here.