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Lancashire placed in ‘very high’ Covid alert category

The Covid alert level in Lancashire has been raised from ‘high’ to ‘very high’, it has been announced.

Amongst other restrictions – which come into forces from tomorrow (Saturday, October 17) – pubs will be ordered to shut unless they serve ‘substantial meals’.

However, unlike to Liverpool which is also in the ‘very high’ category, gyms will remain open.

‘Very high’ is the highest category in the new three-tier system, featuring the tightest restrictions in England.

The decision has been made in order to curb the rising cases of coronavirus cases, and will result in a major economic support package from the Government. The cash will  help support the businesses forced to shut under the new regulations.

Read here the Government’s full statement and what the restrictions mean

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