Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Maintaining the safety of everyone in the district is our top priority and we're working with our partner organisations to closely monitor developments.

Information about how we're responding and the latest guidance

Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 update 12.04.2021

Coronavirus restrictions in Rossendale

Covid-19 Roadmap: Step 3

From the 17th May we will move to Step 3 of the Covid-19 Roadmap

You should continue to work from home if you can. When travelling within the UK, you should aim to do so safely and plan your journey in advance.

You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

From 17 May, you can socialise indoors in a group of up to 6 people or 2 households, including for overnight stays. Up to 30 people can meet outside. Pubs, theatres and other venues can open indoors. Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can open for people on holiday.

  • Gathering limits will be eased. Outdoor gatherings will be limited to 30 people and indoor gatherings will be limited to 6 people or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
  • New guidance on meeting friends and family will emphasise personal responsibility rather than government rules. Instead of instructing you to stay 2m apart from anyone you don’t live with, you will be encouraged to exercise caution and consider the guidance on risks associated with COVID-19 and actions you can take to help keep you and your loved ones safe. Remember that the risks of close contact may be greater for some people than others and in some settings and circumstances, there will be specific guidance that you will need to follow even when you are with friends and family.
  • Indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, bowling alleys, casinos, amusement arcades, museums and children’s indoor play areas will be permitted to open with COVID-secure measures in place.
  • People will be able to attend indoor and outdoor events, including live performances, sporting events and business events. Attendance at these events will be capped according to venue type, and attendees should follow the COVID-secure measures set out by those venues.
  • Indoor hospitality venues such as restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes can reopen.
  • Organised indoor sport will be able to take place for all (this includes gym classes). This must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • All holiday accommodation will be open (including hotels and B&Bs). This can be used by groups of up to 6 or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
  • Funeral attendance will no longer be limited to 30 people, but will be determined by how many people the COVID-secure venue can safely accommodate with social distancing. Limits at weddings, wakes and other commemorative events will be increased to 30 people. Other significant life events, such as bar/bat mitzvahs and christenings, will also be able to take place with 30 people.
  • The rules for care home residents visiting out and receiving visitors will change, allowing up to five named visitors (two at any one time), provided visitors test negative for COVID-19.
  • All higher education students will be able to access in-person teaching.
  • Support groups and parent and child group gathering limits will increase to 30 people (not including under 5s)
  • There will no longer be a legal restriction or permitted reason required to travel internationally. There will be a traffic light system for international travel, and you must follow the rules when returning to England depending on whether you return from a red, amber or green list country.

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 http://bit.ly/GetTestedNorth 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]