The government has announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. New restrictions will be put in place to protect the public.

  • From Friday 10th December, face masks will be compulsory in most public venues, including theatres and cinemas. This is in addition to the guidance which has been in place since 30th A full list of the settings in which masks are required can be found here.
  • From Monday 13th December, people who can work from home should do so. Anyone who cannot work from home should continue to go into work, and should consider taking lateral flow tests regularly to manage the risk to themselves and to others.
  • From Wednesday 15th December, certain venues and events will be required by law to check that all visitors age 18 years or over are fully vaccinated, have proof of a negative test in the last 48 hours, or that they have an exemption. This means people would need to show their NHS COVID Pass or proof of a negative test result to gain entry. Some settings, such as communal worship, weddings, and funerals, will be exempt. A list of exempt and applicable settings can be found here.

Councillor Karen Buckley, Leader of Fylde Council, said: “We have so far been humbled by the consideration and self-sacrifice displayed by residents of Fylde in following guidance designed to keep them and their families safe.  After a summer of relative freedom it is extremely trying on all of us to accept restrictions once again especially at a time of year when ‘normal’ means getting together more than ever. Please protect yourself by getting your vaccine or booster when eligible and I ask that people familiarise themselves with the new rules to continue to help protect us all.”

You can read more about COVID guidance and support on our website here.

Any further information will be uploaded to the Fylde Council website and announced through our social media channels.


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