As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the county West Lancashire is being moved into Tier 4, the highest Tier for coronavirus restrictions from midnight tonight, along with the rest of Lancashire.
Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, said: “We will continue to support our communities as we face up to this latest news. It is really disappointing there has been no consultation and we have been given very little notice to tell our communities and businesses about these tougher measures.”
Being in Tier 4 means we should stay at home and we cannot leave our homes unless we have a ‘reasonable excuse.’ These include:
- Work (where your place of work remains open and you cannot work from home)
- Buying food or medicine
- Accessing critical public services such as visiting a doctor
We cannot meet other people indoors unless we live with them, or they are part of our support bubble. Only up to two people can meet in public outdoor spaces.
More businesses and facilities must now close including non-essential retail, such as clothing and homeware stores(unless they can operate click-and-collect or delivery services). Ormskirk market will still continue tomorrow but for essential goods only.