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Lancashire Councils respond to Tier 3 restrictions

Lancashire Councils have responded to the Government’s decision to place Lancashire into the Very High tier of local lockdown restriction.

Bars and pubs are to shut from tonight (Oct 16) with other restricted venues, such as bingo halls and soft play areas, to shut from Monday.

Crucially, unlike Liverpool, gyms and leisure centres will be allowed to stay open in Lancashire, showing that there is some wiggle-room even within Tier 3.

The joint statement, released by  of Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackpool Council and Lancashire's 12 district councils outlines what support is being put in place, as well as a response from Lancashire County Council's leader, Geoff Driver CBE, who speaks of behalf of Lancashire’s leaders.

Mr Driver said:

"Across Lancashire, the coronavirus situation is serious and getting worse. Lancashire's leaders all agree that, as we approach winter, urgent action has to be taken now to ensure the county is not overwhelmed by the virus.

"After major negotiations with government, we have agreed a bespoke deal for Lancashire that means our businesses and residents will receive extra support that will not be available elsewhere in the country.

"These new restrictions will affect us all, but we know they will be particularly harsh on those who make their living in our hospitality sector. It is a vital and valued part of our economy and we are all committed to maximising the support we can give as a result of this deal."

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