There has been an increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Pendle.

The overall rate and number of cases remains fairly low, but there are signs that the virus is being spread, including between family members who share the same household.

People in Pendle now have to follow a specific set of rules, to stop the virus from spreading, and prevent stricter measures being put in place:

  • Stay at home if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus 
  • Wash your hands regularly using soap and water and carry hand sanitiser when you go out
  • Keep 2m distance from people not in your household
  • Avoid handshakes and embracing when meeting others 
  • Wherever possible, do your shopping online, pre-book appointments and use contactless payments
  • Wear a face covering in enclosed spaces including shops, supermarkets and public transport. Please start to do this now.
  • Avoid family and group gatherings indoors and overnight stays

Shops and businesses

  • All shops and businesses should display the maximum number of people allowed inside to maintain social distancing and keep customers safe. Please stick to the maximum number.

Getting tested for Coronavirus

You must get a coronavirus test if:

  • you have symptoms yourself
  • someone you live with, or have been in close contact with, has recently tested positive

A Coronavirus mobile testing unit is in Pendle until Sunday 19 July. Anyone showing symptoms can be tested.

Households with possible or confirmed coronavirus infection if you have a possible or confirmed case of coronavirus in your household, you need to follow the Government’s stay at home guidance.

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