No change for Preston’s local Covid-19 restrictions

Posted on - 26th September, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Health, Politics, Preston News
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There’s no change yet to Preston’s local Covid-19 restrictions.


Preston City Council made the announcement yesterday (Friday 25 September) after a review by the Department of Health and Social Care.

It means the following restrictions for Preston, which were implemented on Friday 7 August, remain in place:

  • You cannot have others in your homes and gardens
  • You cannot visit other people’s homes or gardens, even if they are in an unaffected area
  • You are not permitted to mix with other households in indoor venues (including homes, bars, restaurants and cafes)

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While generally you must not meet people who you do not live with or are part of a protective support bubble with inside your home, there are some exceptions.

One such exception is that people looking after children under the age of 14 are exempt from the ban on mixing households. This covers formal and informal childcare, not playdates or parties.

In addition to the points listed above, the below is mandatory:

  • Hospitality for food and drink must operate table service only
  • Leisure and entertainment venues must close between 10pm and 5am

For more information on what you can and can’t do in Preston, visit the Preston City Council FAQs page.

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What do you think of the ongoing stronger restrictions in Preston? Let us know in the comments.

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