Blackpool Council has agreed that restrictions in force elsewhere in Lancashire will become applicable to the resort, saying that it expects the new restrictions to come into force in Blackpool from tomorrow. This comes a week after stricter lockdown measures were imposed across Lancashire – with the exception of Blackpool. Blackpool Council said that it was not consulted by the government over being excluded from last week’s Lancashire-wide restrictions.

This means that restrictions in Blackpool will be brought in line with the rest of Lancashire. For example, there will be a public transport warning, with advice to only use buses and trains for essential trips. These include going to school or university, work, and attending health appointments.