COVID-19 Support for individuals
Coronavirus rules for Pendle
Current restrictions - 29 March
The Stay at Home rule has now ended, but you should continue to work from home where you can and minimise the number of journeys you make wherever possible. Avoid travelling at the busiest times and on the busiest routes. Travel abroad is still not allowed, other than for a small number of permitted reasons. Holidays abroad are not allowed, because it is important to manage the risk of imported variants and protect the vaccination programme.
Outdoor gatherings of either 6 people or two households are now allowed.
Outdoor sports facilities are open again, and you can take part in formally organised outdoor sports.
You can read information on the GOV.UK website about how the Government plan to ease lockdown
Further lifting of restrictions from 17 May
On 17 May, we will move to Step Three of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown.
You must make sure you are still taking steps to help you stay safe
- Stay at home if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus
- Wash your hands regularly using soap and water and carry hand sanitiser when you go out
- Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
- Keep 2m distance from people not in your household
- Keep rooms well-ventilated. Open doors and windows for 15 minutes twice a day to freshen the air, if you can do so, making sure you keep yourself and your children safe
- Avoid handshakes and embracing when meeting others
- Wherever possible, do your shopping online, pre-book appointments and use contactless payments
Getting tested for Coronavirus
It's important to get a COVID-19 test if you have any of the following main symptoms of coronavirus:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
You can also get a test even if you don't have symptoms.
When to self-isolate
Remember, if you have symptoms, or you test positive for COVID-19, you need to self-isolate for 10 days.
If you live with someone who has symptoms, or who has tested positive for COVID-19, you also need to self-isolate for 10 days.