COVID-19 Support for individuals

Coronavirus rules for Pendle

Government announcement - Friday 18 September

The Government have announced further restrictions which will come into force across Lancashire from Tuesday, 22 September. You can read the Government's the statement here.

Residents in Pendle will largely be unaffected by the changes.

The new rules from Tuesday are:

  • residents across Pendle must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble, either in private homes or in gardens
  • hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only
  • late night operating hours will be restricted, with leisure and entertainment venues including restaurants, pubs, and cinemas, required to close between 10pm to 5am

Residents are also advised to adhere to the following guidance:

  • only use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work
  • do not attend amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators

Residents are urged to only visit indoor locations such as restaurants and pubs with other members of their household or support bubble.

We will continue to update our website as further guidance is released by the Government. Please check back for updates.

Until Tuesday the current restrictions below remain in place.

Guidance for parts of Pendle

This guidance applies to wards in Nelson and Brierfield as follows:

  • Whitefield
  • Walverden
  • Southfield
  • Bradley
  • Clover Hill
  • Brierfield
  • Marsden

If you want to know which ward you are in, you can search for your ward using your postcode 

These measures are:

  • any social activities, both indoors and outdoors, can only be shared with people that you live with
  • you should avoid using public transport, except for essential travel, such as to work, school and college
  • the numbers of people who can attend weddings, civil partnerships and funerals should be limited to household members and close family and no more than 20 people in total
  • local restaurants will be encouraged to halt walk-ins, and only seat people who make reservations in advance, up to a maximum of six people per table.

People can still come inside your home or garden if they are in your support bubble.

This does not prevent you from shopping, going to work or attending childcare settings and schools, which open from September 1.

You can read the Government guidance on local restrictions in parts of Pendle. This is initial guidance according to the Government, and may change. We will keep this page updated with any changes as soon as they occur.

Regulations that still apply to all of Pendle

What can and can't we do?

  • You must not have visitors to your home, or your garden
  • You must not visit anyone else in their home or their garden
  • You cannot mix with other households in indoor venues like pubs and restaurants
  • You can still meet in public outdoor spaces, including outdoor seating or beer gardens, in groups of no more than 6 people
  • You can still meet in public spaces, like parks, where you can still meet up to 5 other people as long as you maintain social distancing
  • You can still travel to work
  • You can still go on holiday with your household members, but you must not travel to other parts of the county or country to meet up with other people
  • You also must not visit a care home, unless it is an exceptional circumstance

People can still come inside your home or garden if they are in your support bubble.

You can read the Government guidance on local restrictions for the whole of Pendle

Guidance 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
  • Keep 2m distance from people not in your household
  • Avoid handshakes and embracing when meeting others 
  • Wherever possible, do your shopping online, pre-book appointments and use contactless payments

Face coverings

You are legally required to wear a face covering in enclosed spaces including shops, supermarkets and on public transport.

Read the Government's guidance about face coverings.

Getting tested for Coronavirus

If you have symptoms, you need to get a test. 

Households with possible or confirmed coronavirus infection

if you have a possible or confirmed case of coronavirus in your household, you need to follow the Government's stay at home guidance, available in the following languages:

Households where grandparents, parents and children all live together

If you are in a household where grandparents, parents and children all live together, and where someone is at increased risk, or where there is possible or confirmed coronavirus, you need to follow the Government's guidance, available in the following languages: