New lockdown-style restrictions are being imposed for households, pubs and venues across Lancashire from Tuesday.

On Friday morning, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced restrictions were to be put in place in Blackburn with Darwen, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Burnley and South Ribble, West Lancashire, Chorley, Wyre, Fylde, Lancaster and Ribble Valley.

People in lockdown areas cannot socialise with anyone outside their household or their support bubble.

But what does this mean and can we still see our friends and family members in outdoor settings?

No, is the simple answer.

Those living in locked-down parts of Lancashire will not be allowed to meet people outside of their household or support bubble.

The rules apply to both indoor and outdoor settings, in private homes and gardens.

What about travelling from areas not in lockdown into areas that are in lockdown?

People from outside locked-down areas cannot travel to the locked-down area, even if just to meet family and friends outside.

The 'rule-of-six' will still apply, but will only mean up to six people from the same household will be allowed to socialise outside of their home.

As far as we know, people can still go on holiday outside of Lancashire, but they should only do this with people they live with, or have formed a support bubble with.

Can I go to someone’s house in an area not subject to the restrictions?

Again, as far as we understand, you are not permitted to visit homes inside or outside the restricted area, unless this household is in a support bubble.

But this does need some more clarification which is hoped to come in the following days.

Why can I go to the pub but not my relative's house?

The guidance states that you are advised to only visit these venues with other members of your household, or support bubble.

It says that you can visit hospitality venues because they have enhanced measures, such as risk assessments and NHS Test and Trace, which private homes don’t have.

Can I visit my relative in a care home?

Care homes in the region are currently closed to non-essential visitors, excluding health care professionals and those involved in end of life care, including family members.

If you are planning to visit relatives in care homes outside the affected areas, you are advised to check with the care home prior to travelling to ensure that they are still open to visits from family members.

Can I still go on holiday?

Those in affected areas can still go on holiday within the UK or abroad, but you should only do this with people you live with, or again have formed a support bubble with.