National lockdown: stay at home
You must stay at home. This is the single most important action we can all take to protect the NHS and save lives.
You must not leave your home unless necessary.
Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.
For the most up to date Coronavirus information visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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
As we are seeing an increase in the number of positive cases in West Lancashire we cannot support any public gathering which includes spectators to attend adult sporting events at any level.
One parent or guardian per child may attend a child's sporting events for safeguarding reasons but must keep a safe distance apart from other parents.
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;
- Test and trace support payment
- Testing sites for coronavirus
- Bereavement advice and support
- Building Closures
- Business Support
- Events and Meetings
- Help for Parents and Families
- Help with Council Tax
- Health Advice
- Waste & Recycling
- West Lancs Together - Request Support
- Volunteer to Help
- Register as an Existing Group
- Accessing our services
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)