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Tuesday 8 June 2021

The government has announced that Fylde, as part of Lancashire is now an Enhanced Response Area (ERA).

The county will receive enhanced support from central government to ramp up the testing and vaccine programmes.

Testing, isolation and vaccinations will – in combination with existing guidance such as hands, face, space and fresh air – help suppress and control the spread of the virus and variants.

As part of the package, there is extra guidance on steps people can take, such as:

  • regular free testing – even without symptoms
  • isolate when required
  • when eligible, book in for your vaccine
  • keep 2 metres apart from those outside of your household when possible
  • meet outdoors where possible
  • minimise travel where possible

For more information visit: www.gov.uk

Monday 17 May 2021

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do have changed from 17 May. You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ for more information on how COVID-19 restrictions have eased in England. You can also read the law that underpins these changes and the ongoing restrictions. 

From 17 May: 

  • gathering limits have eased. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 30 people and indoor gatherings are limited to 6 people or two households 
  • indoor entertainment and attractions can reopen 
  • indoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only 
  • people can attend indoor and outdoor events, including live performances, sporting events and business events 
  • organised indoor sport can take place (this includes gym classes) 
  • support groups and parent and child group gathering limits has increased to 30 people 
  • funeral attendance is no longer limited to 30 people but is determined by how many people the COVID-secure venue can safely accommodate with social distancing. 
  • weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 30 people. Other significant life events, such as bar/bat mitzvahs and christenings, can also take place with 30 people. 
  • all holiday accommodation can open (including hotels and B&Bs). This can be used by groups of up to 6 or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible) 
  • care home residents can nominate 5 named individuals (2 at any one time) for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test) 

These measures will be underpinned by law. Police and other authorities will have powers to give fines and break up gatherings. 

Click here to visit the government’s National Restrictions webpage 

You can help to protect your friends and family by downloading the NHS COVID-19 App to keep updated on the latest guidance.  

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