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.

Market partnership brings praise from Marcus Rashford

Two markets in Lancashire have joined forces to support struggling families with children eligible for free school meals.

Thousands of small businesses to receive insurance payouts from the first national lockdown

Tens of thousands of small businesses will receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national lockdown, following a court ruling.

Blackburn Cathedral becomes a vaccination centre and changes to travel corridors

Blackburn Cathedral becomes a vaccination centre The vaccination programme is ramping up locally and Blackburn Cathedral’s crypt is open from today (January 18) as the first mass vaccination site in Lancashire.   The Dean of Blackburn Cathedral and Blackburn BID Executive Board Member Peter Howell-Jones said: “I am over the moon. It is a joy to see the Cathedral at the heart of […]

Changes to National lockdown restrictions

The Government has today updated the detailed guidance around businesses which can and cannot open under the new National Lockdown restrictions (it previously referred to the impact of Tiers on restrictions).

Support Grants for closed businesses

The government has published the guidance for Local Authorities on administering the Support Grants for closed businesses, and the top up cash grants for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses.

Free mental health and wellbeing support available

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s re:fresh and wellbeing team are here to support you with your mental health and wellbeing and have some fantastic free support available for people living and working in the Borough.

Government clamp down on retail premises still operating

The Government is seeking to clamp down on covid-safety in retail premises still operating in whatever form. Find out more here…

Walk-in COVID tests for workplaces

This week (week commencing Monday 11 January) there are 2 sites available for the rapid, lateral flow, Coronavirus tests.  They are walk-in sites, no appointment required.  They are at: King George’s Hal                        10.00am to 5.30pm Ewood Park (Darwen End)         11.00am to 6.30pm If you’ve requested to be part of the scheme to have testing available within your workplace, the Council […]

One-off top up cash grants

Clarification regarding the one-off top up cash grants announced this week by the government, for the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.

Covid updates for members

A few updates regarding the Covid-19 financial support checker, benefits you may be eligible for, financial wellbeing support available and recovery fund grants, and Covid-19 related fraud.

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