West Lancashire Borough Council

Current alert level: National lockdown - Stay At Home. 

If you have any coronavirus symptoms get a test by clicking here and stay at home.

For symptom-free COVID-19 testing (known as asymptomatic testing) for frontline workers​, click here.

Following the Government announcement today that the shielding criteria is being extended to include more people who will be contacted shortly via a letter from the NHS, we would like to remind any resident who is vulnerable without any support from family and friends that West Lancs Together can help put you in touch with services that can help.

Coronavirus Guidance


We are aware that the E484K mutation first identified in Liverpool has been detected in West Lancashire. We are working closely with our partners in Public Health England and Lancashire County Council to monitor the situation and we will update information as necessary. Residents should not be unduly alarmed, and there is no evidence this mutation is more transmissible or causes more severe illness. However, additional symptoms of this new mutation may include mild flu or cold symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should get a test.

We urge people to continue to follow the national guidance to protect themselves and others. This means staying at home except for essential purposes such as shopping for essential supplies, going to work if you can’t do so from home or providing care for others. When in public, wear a face covering, maintain a two-metre space between you and other people and wash your hands often. If you have COVID symptoms you should book a test by calling 119 or by visiting www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.



Advice on Flooding

Lancashire County Council gritting information.  

The Customer Services Points in Derby Street, Ormskirk, and the Concourse Shopping Centre, Skelmersdale, are currently closed. Please access non-emergency services on this website. For anyone who cannot access services online, our Customer Services team can be contacted on 01695 577177. Emergency calls will be prioritised.

Proceedings of Council meeting February 2021.

Census 2021 takes place on 21 March. Find out more at census.gov.uk (external link).

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