Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 update 12.04.2021

Coronavirus restrictions in Rossendale

Covid-19 Roadmap: Step 2

From the 12th April we have moved to Step 2 of the Covid-19 Roadmap

Step 2: No earlier than 12 April (at least 5 weeks after Step 1)

  • The opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres.
  • Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups)
  • Most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas will open.
  • Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.
  • Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors at Step 2 and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’).
  • Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.
  • While funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise to 15.

As we move through each of these steps, it is important that we all remember COVID-19 is still a part of our lives so we must:

  • Continue to follow the principles of ‘hands, face, space’
  • Follow the COVID-secure measures that remain in place at different stages
  • Get tested – Free rapid testing is now available to all. Go to for more information
  • Get vaccinated when offered

For the full list of restrictions and guidelines, please visit the GOV.UK website.

The Clinically Extremely Vulnerable are advised not to attend work, school or education until 31 March.

Read about the changes that happenend on 8 March.


There is financial support available to businesses that have been forced to close under the new guidance. Further discretionary funding has been negotiated with National Government and the final criteria for this are being determined.  Updates will be posted here as soon as possible.

The links above provide information on the current support being offered to individuals and business along with how council services will be affected by the National Lockdown.

Rossendale Connected

Rossendale Connected is here to help communities, families and individuals who find themselves without any support network and who do not have any relatives, friends or neighbours who can help during the Covid outbreak.

If you do require urgent support, please call Rossendale Connected on 01706 252520 or email [email protected]