Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is having an impact on everyone’s daily lives, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention.

It may be difficult, but by following guidance on social distancing, or staying at home, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, the NHS and your community.

To stop the spread of the virus remember Hands. Face. Space: wash your hands regularly, use a face covering when social distancing is not possible and try to keep your distance from those not in your household.

Testing information

You can find information about testing for COVID-19 and anti-body testing for both local people and staff here

Vaccine information

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Jul 19, 2021, 5:08 PM
Following a request from the Department of Health and Social Care for advice on a possible extension of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has looked at the available evidence around vaccinating children and young people under the age of 18.
Jul 15, 2021, 10:16 PM
England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.
Jul 9, 2021, 6:16 PM
People who received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during an accelerated vaccination push in Blackburn with Darwen are now being called back for their second jab.
Jul 9, 2021, 6:11 PM
As the nation prepares for England v Italy in the Euro 2020 Final, the North West’s vaccine lead has urged people to ‘keep Covid-19 offside’ and come forward for their jab.
Jul 5, 2021, 10:17 AM
Senior clinicians across the North West across Lancashire and South Cumbria are urging everyone in the area to come forward for their second dose of Covid vaccine to ensure their protection against Covid-19 is stronger and longer.


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