ISOLATION for people from tier 4 areas visiting East Lancashire differs between council districts.

On Monday, the Director for public health for Blackburn with Darwen, Dominic Harrison told BBC Lancashire that anyone who had travelled from a Tier 4 area since last Wednesday should self-isolate for at least five days.

Lancashire County Council however have not asked people from tier 4 areas to self isolate but instead requested that they follow the guidance of their tier, while in Greater Manchester, councils are advocating a 10 day isolation period for those coming from tier 4 areas.

Lancashire County Councils director for public health, Dr Sakthi Karunanithi said: "This new variant has really cropped up in different times in different areas of the country.

"The fundamental message is, you carry your tier 4 guidance and restrictions with you wherever you are."

The council are also urging that people from tier 4 areas be tested for the virus due to the transmissability of the newest variant being over 70% higher, which is why infections have increased so dramatically and tier 4 measures being introduced across London and the south east.