6.7 C
London
Saturday, 10 April, 2021

Blackburn with Darwen Tier 3 alert level, but Gyms and Leisure Centres escape restrictions

Blackburn with Darwen is being placed into the ‘very high’ alert level of the Government’s new three-tier system of interventions to tackle the spread of Covid-19 from midnight tonight!

It means the borough and wider Lancashire region will, from midnight tonight (Friday into Saturday), be under the strictest set of restrictions due to the high rate of infection in the area for at least four weeks.

The Council had been locked in talks with the government for days. While the Council accepted more measures were needed to curb the spread of the virus, it hoped government would agree to further requests for support, powers and tools local leaders thought were necessary.

As part of those talks it has been agreed that gyms and leisure centres will remain open and there will be extra support for businesses affected or forced to close.

The new restrictions include:

  • People must not socialise with anybody they do not live with, except with those who have formed a support bubble , in any indoor setting or in any private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues and ticketed events
  • People must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as a park or beach, the countryside, a public garden or a sports venue
  • All pubs and bars must close, unless they are serving substantial meals
  • People should try to avoid travelling outside the very-high alert level or entering a very-high alert level area, other than for work, education or for caring responsibilities or to travel through as part of a longer journey
  • Residents should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, and others should avoid staying overnight in the Very High Alert area

In addition, following discussions with local leaders it was agreed that from Monday 19th October at 00.01:

  • The adult gaming industry, casinos, bingo halls, bookmakers and betting shops, and soft play areas must close.
  • Car boot sales would not be permitted

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Bus firm to add extra buses on key routes as students prepare to return

As school and college students prepare to return to full-time education across east and central Lancashire, the area’s leading bus operator The Blackburn Bus Company is to step up services on several of its most popular services.

Local Man Celebrates 30 Years with Tensar!

Tensar is a world-leading manufacturer and provider of ground stabilisation and soil reinforcement solutions, with international offices across the globe – including their head office in Blackburn.

The road map out of lockdown is revealed by Boris

Boris Johnson has announced a "roadmap" for easing Covid restrictions in England. What will the first steps be?

The roadmap out of lockdown starts with schools on 8 March

The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This explains how the restrictions included in this guidance will be lifted over time.

Local Community Theatre Thanks Supporters as they Look Forward to Raising the Curtain Again

The Blackburn Empire Theatre has thanked over 100 supporters who have helped to raise over £6,000 to enable the theatre to make vital improvements before it opens again later this year.

Market partnership brings praise from Marcus Rashford

Two markets in Lancashire have joined forces to support struggling families with children eligible for free school meals. Blackburn Market and Darwen Market have been at the forefront of the initiative which has seen hundreds of vouchers issued to local families to buy high quality fresh foods direct from the markets.

MIDGE URE ANNOUNCES THE VOICE & VISION TOUR IS COMING TO BLACKBURN

Following the overwhelming response to 2019’s ‘The 1980 Tour’, Midge Ure & Band Electronica are delighted to return to the road in 2022 with the ‘Voice & Visions’ tour, celebrating 40 years since the release of Ultravox’s Rage In Eden and Quartet albums.

Related news

Bus firm to add extra buses on key routes as students prepare to return

As school and college students prepare to return to full-time education across east and central Lancashire, the area’s leading bus operator The Blackburn Bus Company is to step up services on several of its most popular services.

Local Man Celebrates 30 Years with Tensar!

Tensar is a world-leading manufacturer and provider of ground stabilisation and soil reinforcement solutions, with international offices across the globe – including their head office in Blackburn.

The road map out of lockdown is revealed by Boris

Boris Johnson has announced a "roadmap" for easing Covid restrictions in England. What will the first steps be?

The roadmap out of lockdown starts with schools on 8 March

The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This explains how the restrictions included in this guidance will be lifted over time.