Coronavirus

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country. In England:

COVID-19 restrictions remain in place across the country. We are on STEP 2 of the Government's roadmap. Current guidance is:

  • Only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble. 
  • Up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside
  • Non-essential businesses, indoor leisure facilities, libraries and outdoor hospitality can open
  • Work from home if you can and only travel when necessary
  • If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home

For the most up to date Coronavirus information visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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Testing

 

If you have any coronavirus symptoms, which include:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get a test by clicking here and stay at home. Other symptoms reported by people who have tested positive include a persistent headache and diarrhoea. You can read the other symptoms on the World Health Organisation website (external link).

If you don’t have symptoms:

We are all now being asked to get a twice-weekly rapid COVID-19 test. Find out more here

For symptom-free COVID-19 testing (known as asymptomatic testing) click here.

For info on testing for nurseries, schools, colleges, staff, families and bubbles, click here.

 

Council Services

With the increase in local Covid-19 cases and the tracing of people to help contain the virus through self-isolation we are starting to see an impact on our staffing resources.

Where possible we are able to source staff from other service areas or agency staff to continue the provision of our services but in some instances this may not be sufficient.

We would ask our residents and local communities to be considerate of this should we not be able to offer services fully and we will do everything possible to maintain services as best we can whilst protecting our staff as much as possible.

 

 

West Lancs Together – a helpline for West Lancashire Residents who need access to support networks during coronavirus

West Lancs Together is West Lancashire Partnership's response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The free helpline from West Lancashire Borough Council is there to support anyone feeling vulnerable or isolated at this time.

Find out more here - West Lancs Together.

What Government support am I eligible for?

Find out what support you might be eligible for at gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support.

Attendance of spectators at sporting events

 

  • Spectators are not permitted in any indoor or outdoor sport facility.
  • This does not apply to carers for people with disabilities, or adults needed to supervise under-18s in a safeguarding role. Where it is necessary for them to be present, supervising adults should not mix with others from outside their household or support bubble.

Winter ready - Join the movement!

As partners in the West Lancashire Partnership, we are working together to help mobilise and support the local communities of West Lancashire to get Winter Ready. This means taking care of ourselves and each other over the winter as best we can, whether that is moving more, eating healthily or changing some of our habits. Find out more information at winter ready.

 

General Coronavirus information

To see the latest Government updates on Coronavirus, visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The UK is currently experiencing an outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). You are advised to keep yourself up to date with information about the latest spread of the virus and health guidance issued.

West Lancashire Borough Council wants to assure local people we have policies and business continuity plans in place to deal with the pressures presented by Coronavirus. We are constantly reviewing our plans and services against the daily guidance we are receiving from the Government. 

We also continue to receive updates from Public Health England and we are in regular contact with the Lancashire Resilience Forum. The Council will share and signpost key messages and advice across our website and social media to keep local people informed and safe in the coming months.

Lancashire Local Resilience Forum has the primary responsibility for planning for and responding to any major emergency, including a pandemic, in the county.

Please click on the relevant links below to find out more information;

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Privacy Notice

We will handle any information provided to us in accordance with our West Lancashire Borough Council Coronavirus Privacy Notice (PDF, 412kb)