Residents in West Lancashire are being urged to be more vigilant and follow government advice as the number of Covid cases rise to a level that may mean more lockdown and intervention measures in the borough.
Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council said “This is a critical time for the whole of West Lancs. We need everyone to play their part, it is really important you and your family know and are still following the safety advice especially where you need to wear a face covering, to keep washing your hands and keep a safe distance.”
Chief Operating Officer, Jacqui Sinnott–Lacey, added “Other areas within the North West including areas as close to the borough as Preston have needed to implement local lockdown measures and we really need to keep West Lancs moving. None of us want a local lockdown to be introduced so we all need to work together to prevent this. We are working closely with our partners across the whole of Lancashire but most of all we need everyone to remember Covid has not gone away and they need to follow the safety advice.”
Current guidance is that you should wear a face covering in enclosed spaces such as on public transport and in shops including shopping malls. You should arrange a test if you have any other the symptoms not matter how mild.
These simple steps along with regularly washing and sanitising hands and giving each other enough space to social distance can help prevent infection and further cases. For further information visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus