Several sports have received government approval to resume. This includes sports popular in Lytham St Annes such as golfing and tennis.

This announcement has enabled the St Annes Lawn Tennis and Squash Club on Wyredale Road to open its doors. The chairman Sarah Barraclough has said: ‘It was very frustrating recently not being able to play in such lovely weather but we’re following the guidance of the Lawn Tennis Association. We have nine courts and have cordoned off the middle one in each set of three, so there is less chance of any contact with people on another court. We have no toilet facilities and players have to bring their own water, but we’re playing again and we’ll see how it goes.’

Only single matches are permitted with doubles restricted to players who live in the same household only.

Alternatively, the Fairhaven Golf Club is now available to be booked for a nine-hole course. To help prevent the spread of the virus, the Clubhouse, trolley sheds and practice area will remain closed.

A statement by English Golf states: ‘All outdoor sport must be done alone or within a household group and that includes golf. There is no change to the current position in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and so golf courses in these countries must remain closed.’