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Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do (LATEST ADVICE FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT)

There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other:

  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions


Covid-19: Stronger measures and restrictions for North Lancashire

New measures have been introduced in Lancashire as part of a combined effort across the county to help fight Covid-19.

Following a significant rise in the number of cases, and initial signs that hospital admissions are starting to increase, more stringent measures are to be introduced.

The measures are designed to protect residents in the county from the spread of Covid-19, especially our more vulnerable residents. They are also aiming to preventing a much tighter lockdown.

The new measures will affect all of Lancashire and came into effect on Tuesday 22 September.

They will:

  • Prohibit households from mixing in homes and gardens
  • Limit bars and restaurants to table service only
  • Prevent leisure and entertainment venues, including restaurants, pubs, and cinemas, opening between 10pm and 5am
  • A number of areas of guidance have also been introduced which residents are strongly urged to comply with.

These are:

  • Only use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work
  • Not to attend amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators

Residents are urged to only visit indoor locations such as pubs and restaurants with other members of their household or support bubble.

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The UK government, in consultation with industry, has produced ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. The new guidance covers 8 workplace settings which are allowed to be open, from outdoor environments and construction sites to factories and takeaways. This sets out practical steps for businesses focused on 5 key points, which should be implemented as soon as it is practical:

1. Work from home, if you can
2. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment, in consultation with workers or trade unions
3. Maintain 2 meters social distancing, wherever possible
4. Where people cannot be 2 meters apart, manage transmission risk
5. Reinforcing cleaning processes

The 8 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory, and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep employees safe.

Construction and other outdoor work – Guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments. (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/construction-and-other-outdoor-work)

Factories, plants and warehouses - Guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/factories-plants-and-warehouses)

Homes – Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to home environments as well as their employers (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/homes)

Labs and research facilities – Guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs and research facilities and similar environments (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/labs-and-research-facilities)

Offices and contact centres – Guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/offices-and-contact-centres)

Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery – Guidance for people who work in or run restaurants offering takeaway or delivery services. (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/restaurants-offering-takeaway-or-delivery)

Shops and branches – Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments. (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/shops-and-branches)

Vehicles – Guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/vehicles)

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