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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

Find more information on vaccines.


There's a lot of information on this webpage, please use the links below for easier navigation:

  1. Information for members of the public
  2. Information and guidance for staff

1. Information for members of the public

Useful links

Primary Care 

Visiting hospitals and use of face coverings

Information for people at the highest clinical risk

Keep well this winter

Cancer services

Attending hospital appointments



Maternity Advice

In partnership with the Lancashire and South Cumbria Infant Feeding Network we have published information for those feeding infants during COVID-19. 


This plan will help you think about yours and your baby’s needs in the postnatal period ahead of time.

Mental Health

We have created a webpage signposting to support and resources available for mental health. This page will be regularly updated.

Children and young people's mental health

Domestic abuse

Support for homeless people


In response to coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for the safety of our patients and providers, all face-to-face learning sessions are currently suspended.  

Dental health

Eye health

Community Hubs

Hubs have been set up in each district of Lancashire to help support the people who need it most during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The hubs are now available to those who are deemed vulnerable due to their age, health factors or through self-isolation. Known as 'locality hubs', they are being managed and operated by local authority staff who are engaging with community volunteer support.

A lot of people who need to self-isolate or who are otherwise vulnerable during the pandemic will have really strong arrangements in place with family, friends and local shops providing their essential support and reducing their isolation. The new community hubs help will not replace that. They will be safety nets for those without others to help them out or if those arrangements break down for whatever reason, including if the person helping them becomes unwell themselves. 

The hubs can also signpost residents to services such as preventing loneliness, mental health support and financial and debt advice. 

View Community Hub contact details here.


3. Information and guidance for staff and partners

Resilience Hub

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Resilience Hub is here to help you find what you need, whether you’ve been struggling to get by or you just feel you’ve been feeling under the weather.

Ordering PPE

The PPE portal can be used by social care and primary care providers to get critical coronavirus (COVID-19) personal protective equipment (PPE).

Primary Care

Personalised Care

Lancashire and South Cumbria Personalised Care Hub - resources to support people’s health and wellbeing and maximise self-management:

Mental Health

Domestic abuse

Coronavirus saliva test for staff

Asymptomatic Staff Testing – lateral flow devices

Latest news

Dec 31, 2020, 1:31 PM
The first local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams have opened in Clitheroe this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum.
Dec 31, 2020, 10:31 AM
Anyone who is currently booked to have their second Covid-19 vaccination from Tuesday 5 January 2021 onwards will have their appointment postponed and rescheduled in due course, in line with the new regulatory and clinical guidance, typically 12 weeks after their first vaccination.
Dec 30, 2020, 4:02 PM
GP practices in Blackpool, Clitheroe, Preston, Kirkby Lonsdale, and Rawtenstall have started to take delivery of the vaccine, with their first clinics starting from Tuesday 29 December. This brings the total of local vaccination sites, run by family doctors and their teams, to 27 across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Dec 23, 2020, 7:17 PM
While we need to celebrate the positive roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, the festive period is still going to be challenging, with significant pressures on NHS services. It is important that we all continue to play our part in following guidelines to reduce the risk of infection.
Dec 23, 2020, 11:19 AM
A ‘lovely early Christmas present’ and ‘an honour’ is how Registered Nurse, Jane Brown, described her experience of being the first member of staff at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) to receive the PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.


Andy Knox Stay Well This Winter

Andy Curran - NHS services still open and importance of following guidance

Kevin McGee - increasing demand on hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria

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