Step 1 of the roadmap out of lockdown has begun. From 29 March, the ‘stay at home’ rule ends – and up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside. Shielding ends on 31 March.

Social contact

The evidence shows that it is safer for people to meet outdoors rather than indoors. And this is why from 29 March, when most schools start to break up for the Easter holidays, outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will also be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.

Business and activities

Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, will also be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.


The ‘stay at home’ rule will end on 29 March but many restrictions will remain in place. People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes. Travel abroad will continue to be prohibited, other than for a small number of permitted reasons. Holidays abroad will not be allowed, given it will remain important to manage the risk of imported variants and protect the vaccination programme. The government has launched a new taskforce to review global travel which will report on 12 April.

For full information please visit this link. 
Got symptoms?

If you are in ANY DOUBT about having coronavirus please get tested ASAP. We have lots of availability for testing in Hyndburn.

Get a test by calling 119 or visit to book in. Getting a test is quick, free and protects our community. By identifying positive cases we can work together to stop further transmission and save lives.
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