HYNDBURN ENTERS NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

NATIONAL LOCKDOWN: Stay at home
Hyndburn, alongside the rest of England, is in National Lockdown – full information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council said:
“We know this is difficult news after an already hard year and we are grateful to everyone in our community for following the rules and keeping each other safe. Please do everything you can to protect our vulnerable residents and our NHS services. Although our rates have been going down recently the new Covid-19 variant is in our region and we must take measures to reduce transmission. You can minimise risk with good ventilation in your home, frequent hand washing, mask wearing and keeping your distance from others as much as possible.”

Restrictions in National Lockdown

Leaving home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare – for those eligible

Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.

Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work

Meeting others

You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).

You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.

You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.

Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.

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 nhs.uk/coronavirus 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.
Other useful links:
Check infection rates in your area here:
Read about the new variant here:
Latest government info here:
Remember, if you need support the #HyndburnHub is available, please do not struggle alone:
enquiries@hyndburnbc.gov.uk 01254 388 111