CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

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.

Joint statement from Council leaders; Dominic Harrison’s latest update

Blackburn with Darwen Council leaders have released a joint statement as the Government confirmed today that it will be imposing Tier 3 restrictions on Blackburn with Darwen – as well as the whole of Lancashire – after the national lockdown ends.  The statement is available here: https://theshuttle.org.uk/local-civic-leaders-respond-to-tier-three-announcement/ and below: The new regulations will come into force at 00.01am on Wednesday, December 2nd, […]

**Tier announcement**

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has just made a statement to the House of Commons regarding the ‘regionally-differentiated’ Tier system which will come into place from Wednesday 2 December. Lancashire, Blackpool, and Blackburn with Darwen will be in the Very high (tier 3).  While there have been improvements in some areas, case rates and the proportion of tests which are positive for […]

Spending review summary; deadlines for furlough claims

Spending Review The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has delivered the Spending Review 2020 (SR20) to parliament, detailing the Government’s spending plans for the coming financial year.  Some of the key points from SR20 which may be of particular interest to you are summarised below: The launch of a £2.9 billion Restart Programme, providing tailored support to more than […]

Self-Employment Grant Support Scheme – third grant update

The government has updated the Self Employment Grant Support Guidance to confirm that you can make your claim for the third grant from 30 November 2020 (that’s when the online service will be available).   You must make your claim on or before 29 January 2021 and to make a claim for the third grant your business must have been impacted by coronavirus on or […]

National Restrictions to end on 2 December and tougher regional tiered approach to apply

Prime Minster Boris Johnson has made a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon.  This has included the following information about the current National Restrictions coming to an end and the tiered approach that will be taken: The National Restrictions in England will end on 2 December and will not be renewed. From next Wednesday 2 December: The stay […]

Catch the FSB online Q&A session here

Catch the FSB online Q&A session here

Changes to the establishments which must support the NHS Test and Trace system

The government has made a change to the establishments which must request contact details from staff, customers and visitors, and display the official NHS QR code poster to support the NHS Test & Trace system.

Festive Cheer from Blackburn Market with the return of Pop-up Markets

Holme Street, a themed pop-up markets area in Blackburn Market, will reopen on Saturday 5th December.

Blackburn Youth Zone – never more needed

Members from Blackburn Youth Zone were featured on CBBC Newsround discussing how support from vital services such as Blackburn Youth Zone have supported them and their families during the coronavirus crisis.

Council’s discretionary grant programme open for applications

The Council’s discretionary grant programme open for applications. Find out more here…

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