New Coronavirus rules for Pendle

Published Friday, 31st July 2020

New Government rules have been introduced which means Pendle residents must not have visitors to their homes or visit anyone else at their home.

The rules came into force at 12.01am this morning (31 July) in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and East Lancashire, which includes Pendle, to stop the spread of coronavirus.

This means that people in these areas are not permitted to mix with other households (apart from those in their support bubbles) in private homes or gardens.

It also extends to meeting people you don’t live with or who aren’t in your social bubble in indoor venues, such as pubs and restaurants.

It does not apply to public spaces, such as parks, where people can meet up to five other people if they maintain social distancing.

People can travel to work and go on holiday with their household members but must not travel to other parts of the county or country to meet up with other people.

And people should not be visiting care homes unless it’s in exceptional circumstances.

The Government will sign new regulations to make the changes to household gatherings legally enforceable.

More information about the new rules for Pendle