The government has confirmed that local lockdown restrictions will be enforced across Lancashire from Tuesday to “curb rising infection rates”.

But with much confusion over what the new restrictions mean for people in the county, we've put together a list of what you can and cannot do.

  • Residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens
  • Hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only and late-night operating hours will be restricted
  • Leisure and entertainment venues including restaurants, pubs, and cinemas, are required to close between 10pm and 5am.
  • People are also advised to only use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work
  • People must avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.
  • People who are shielding in the eight Blackburn wards currently under local restrictions will no longer need to from October 5, bringing them into line with the rest of Blackburn with Darwen where shielding is already due to pause Monday.

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What happens if you flout the new rules?

Technically, those who flout the rules can be fined up to a maximum of £3,200.

You can be fined £100 for one offence, £200 for a second offence, and then it doubles each time until you reach the £3,200 threshold.

The new restrictions apply to Blackburn with Darwen, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Burnley and South Ribble, West Lancashire, Chorley, Wyre, Fylde, Lancaster and Ribble Valley.