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Let’s keep life moving in Pendle

Published: Wednesday, 21st July 2021

Photo of Councillor Nadeem Ahmed, Leader of Pendle Council

Councillor Nadeem Ahmed, Leader of Pendle Council

Pendle Council is urging residents to remain cautious despite most restrictions being lifted on Monday (19 July).

“Although we’ve now moved to Step 4 of the Government’s roadmap, please remain cautious because Covid-19 is still with us and rates remain high in Pendle,” stressed Councillor Nadeem Ahmed, Leader of Pendle Council.

He added: “It’s so important that we do all we can to protect ourselves, our friends and loved ones by continuing to take sensible steps to stop the virus spreading.

“Please continue to wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser, wear a face covering in crowded places, get tested regularly and get vaccinated.

“By continuing to do these things we can try and halt the spread of the virus and keep life moving in Pendle.”

There are no longer any restrictions on meeting friends or family and no limits on the number of people you can meet.

But you’re encouraged to meet outdoors where Covid-19 particles are blown away. If you’re meeting people indoors, open windows to let fresh air in.

Residents in Pendle can get tested, with or without symptoms, because of high rates in the borough.

If you develop symptoms, however mild, you’re urged to get a PCR test and self-isolate if you test positive or if told to by NHS Test & Trace.

Visit to find out where to get tested locally and to book a test.

A mobile vaccination unit is coming back to Pendle to give second dose Pfizer jabs to anyone who had their first dose eight weeks (56 days) earlier.

  • Brierfield Community Centre car park - Thursday 29 July, 10am until 4pm
  • Colne Market place - Friday 30 July, 9.30am until 12.30pm 
  • Barnoldswick Co-op Car Park - Saturday 7 August, 10am until 4pm

If you’re 18 and over and haven’t had your first dose yet, Barkerhouse Pharmacy and Taylors Pharmacy in Nelson are offering drop in clinics.

If you’d prefer to book an appointment, visit