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Preston and Lancashire’s new Covid-19 guidance as government sends support

It has been announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock today that all of Lancashire apart from Blackpool will receive central government support due to rising cases in the Delta variant […]

2 weeks ago
Council leader urges Health Secretary to prioritise Preston in vaccination roll out

Councillor Matthew Brown The leader of Preston City Council has written to the Health Secretary asking for prioritisation in the Covid-19 vaccination programme. In a letter to Secretary of State Matt Hancock, Councillor Matthew Brown […]

4 months ago
Preston and Lancashire remain in tier-3 restrictions as government expands tier-4 areas

Health secretary Matt Hancock giving an update during Wednesday (23 December) Pic: UK government Preston and Lancashire will remain in tier-3 restrictions as the government announced a major update to the tiers system. Large parts of the South East and East of England will […]

6 months ago
Full tier-3 and Christmas restrictions for Preston and Lancashire

Christmas lights in Friargate in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall It has been announced today (Thursday 17 December) that all of Lancashire will remain in tier-3. This is after a rise in coronavirus cases across many places in the area. This means […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston sees coronavirus infection rate rise as government gives hint on ‘mass vaccinations’ plan

Shoppers out in Preston city centre under the Christmas lights Pic: Paul Melling Preston has seen the coronavirus infection rate increase after solid weeks of a downward trend. New coronavirus cases of 52 were recorded in the city during Thursday (10 December). South […]

6 months ago
South Ribble sees infection rate rise as Health secretary delivers update ahead of MPs tiers vote

The Old Penwortham Bridge over the River Ribble between Preston and South Ribble Pic: Paul Melling South Ribble has seen a flick upwards in its infection rate in the latest coronavirus figures. As second national lockdown prepares to enter the final 24-hours the latest Public Health […]

7 months ago
Preston and South Ribble coronavirus infection rate latest as Matt Hancock says ‘no decision’ on post 2 December restrictions

Health secretary Matt Hancock gives an update Pic: YouTube/10 Downing Street Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has continued its march downwards. The city has now seen a third day in a row of decreasing Covid-19 infection rates. New confirmed cases for Friday […]

7 months ago
Mass coronavirus testing coming to Preston and South Ribble

Mass rapid coronavirus testing is to be rolled out across Preston and South Ribble. This comes after Health secretary Matt Hancock spoke in the House of Commons telling MPs that […]

7 months ago
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