Blackburn Coronavirus Updates

Please keep checking this page for updates about Blackburn and the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have any further questions, please email us and a member of our team will be in touch.

Coronavirus Update

Blackburn with Darwen Council published an update on the Coronavirus situation which is available here: Some of the key points are summarised below The Prime Minister has announced further nationwide measures to help control the spread of the virus, although many of them are already in place in our borough including advice around shielding. These new regulations for the borough […]

New Lockdown Rules

Last night the government and North West local authorities are acting together to control the spread of Coronavirus. From today, if you live in affected areas, you should follow new rules when meeting people who you do not live with. Affected areas in Lancashire are:- Blackburn with Darwen Burnley Hyndburn Pendle Rossendale In these areas you should not: Meet people you do […]

HSE visiting Blackburn businesses

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is out and about talking to businesses in Blackburn and the surrounding areas to ensure they are COVID-secure to help tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To support the understanding of any patterns in the confirmed coronavirus cases in the area, HSE is working alongside Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in the regulation of workplace […]

Self isolation extended to 10 days

Some updates regarding self-isolation and funding for you this morning. Self-Isolation period extended Evidence, although still limited, has strengthened and shows that people with COVID-19 who are mildly ill and are recovering have a low but real possibility of infectiousness between 7 and 9 days after illness onset.  The Government have therefore now determined that it is the correct balance […]

Shielded Patients Update

Clinically extremely vulnerable patients in Blackburn with Darwen who are currently on the Shielded Patient List are being sent letters and text messages by the Government to advise them that they need to continue staying at home until further notice.  This may affect your colleagues, staff, friends or family members. Coronavirus levels in this area continue to remain higher than […]

Update: Eat Out to Help Out

The Government has today issued guidance on how to claim money back if you have registered to take part in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.  You can find the details here: If you have registered your establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme and offered scheme discounts to diners on Mondays to Wednesdays between 3 […]

Guidance for businesses dealing with an outbreak

The Government has issued guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus, and produced ‘action cards’ designed to be printed or downloaded to keep on hand, which give you instructions specific to your type of business on what to do.

Update from GOV.UK – Blackburn Restrictions

The government has published details of the delay to the easing of lockdown restrictions in Blackburn with Darwen.

Lockdown easing measures postponed in Blackburn with Darwen

The Government has announced that further lockdown easing measures are being postponed in Blackburn with Darwen.

New restrictions in force from Friday 24 July

Blackburn with Darwen Council have released updated guidance around face coverings in readiness for them to be compulsory in shops and supermarkets from Friday (24 July)

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