Lancashire County Council have just issued a statement on the impending lockdown on our area:

“We are expecting an announcement later today by Government that the majority of Lancashire will be subject to new measures in order to bring down the rate of Covid-19 infections.

Over the last two weeks, we have unfortunately seen significant increases in the number of cases in most towns and cities in our county.

The Government reviews the situation weekly and can implement new measures if deemed necessary to control the spread.

We are awaiting the full regulations and guidelines but will let you know what it means for you and our county as soon as we can.

We all want to get back to normal, and we know this news will be difficult for people to hear. These decisions are not taken lightly and are in the interest of everyone’s health and safety. #LetsDoItForLancashire”

Blackpool is a unitary authority and not covered by Lancashire County Council hence it is not falling under Lancashire County Council rules and will probably escape the second lockdown