Lancashire’s specific Covid hotspots after pandemic warnings end and new guidelines

Covid rates in Lancashire continue to rise amid new measures and guidelines designed to tackle the spread of infection.

Vaccines will be offered to children from the age of five, advice to stay at home for those infected has been reiterated and people are advised to avoid crowds and public places in certain circumstances. Hospitalizations for Covid are also increasing, although it is clear that the vaccination program has had a significant effect.

The Lancaster, Fylde, Blackpool, West Lancashire and Preston areas have some of the highest rates. Kellet & Lune Valley in the north of the county is currently experiencing the highest rate. The lowest Covid rate is currently in the St George area of ​​Preston.

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Although there are areas in East Lancashire with high rates, notably around Tockholes and Clitheroe, rates generally remain low or below average in this part of the county.

Case rate per 100,000 people for a 7-day period ending March 27, 2022

  • Kellet & Valley of the Moon – 82 cases – 1,326.4
  • Kirkham and Wesham – 154 cases – 1,257.7
  • Halton & Caton – 72 cases – 1,241.2
  • Marsh, Haverbreaks and Scotforth West – 134 cases – 1,228.8
  • Scotforth East & Bowerham – 71 cases – 1,195.1
  • Broughton & Wynchor – 94 cases – 1,187.2
  • Stanley Park and Great Marton – 89 cases – 1,162.0
  • South Shore – 93 cases – 1,156.3
  • Hest Bank & Bolton-le-Sands – 82 cases – 1,147.7
  • Aughton – 90 cases – 1,126.5
  • City of St Annes – 112 cases – 1,099.8
  • Carnforth, Silverdale and Warton – 109 cases – 1,091.6
  • Thornton West – 101 cases – 1,057.8
  • Queenstown and Layton – 82 cases – 1,034.2
  • Nude – 54 cases – 1,023.1
  • Heysham & Overton – 140 cases – 1,009.8
  • Churchtown – 80 cases – 1,008.8
  • Clitheroe North – 82 cases – 1,007.9
  • Lytham – 88 cases – 973.0
  • Upholland – 73 cases – 970.1
  • Euxton – 82 cases – 966.6
  • North East Center (Blackpool) – 66 cases – 960.1
  • Cadley & College – 75 cases – 958.8
  • West Chorley – 105 cases – 938.1
  • New Longton & Hutton – 56 cases – 936.8
  • Petit Marton & Marton Moss Side – 63 cases – 925.0
  • South Penwortham – 55 cases – 924.5
  • Seven stars – 58 cases – 921.4
  • Bamber East Bridge – 64 cases – 920.9
  • Hoohill – 55 cases – 913.8
  • Elswick, Singleton & Weeton – 73 cases – 910.0
  • Warbreck & Bispham Road – 74 cases – 909.2
  • Little Bispham & Anchorsholme – 69 cases – 904.4
  • Leyland South East and Buckshaw Village – 68 cases – 902.9
  • Farington – 71 cases – 900.8
  • Townsend Fold & Edenfield – 57 cases – 897.9
  • Skelmersdale Central – 78 cases – 892.1
  • Long Sands – 58 cases – 885.0
  • Ormskirk North and West – 74 cases – 881.3
  • East Cleveleys – 68 cases – 880.9
  • Haslam Park – 57 cases – 880.4
  • Walton-le-Dale – 63 cases – 871.9
  • Morecambe Westgate – 57 cases – 863.2
  • Skelmersdale East – 57 cases – 859.5
  • Whittle-le-Woods & Anglezarke – 79 cases – 858.8
  • Lower Penwortham South – 50 cases – 857.5
  • Petit Layton and Petit Carleton – 52 cases – 851.8
  • Morecambe town – 68 cases – 850.4
  • Waddington, Gisburn & Slaidburn – 63 cases – 845.9
  • Hall & Torrisholme scale – 101 cases – 844.6
  • North Leyland – 65 cases – 844.4
  • Clayton-le-Woods – 79 cases – 836.2
  • Squires Gate – 65 crates – 836.0
  • South Longridge – 49 cases – 832.2
  • Burcough – 77 cases – 831.3
  • Warton & Freckleton – 71 cases – 829.8
  • Fulwood – 74 cases – 828.4
  • Léa & Marina – 54 cases – 814.2
  • Bickerstaffe & Newburgh – 54 cases – 811.7
  • Hawes side – 58 cases – 811.5
  • South Poulton – 70 cases – 808.1
  • Fleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth – 51 cases – 806.2
  • Leyland South West – 51 cases – 805.7
  • Tockholes, Edgeworth and Hoddlesden – 49 cases – 804.6
  • South Clitheroe – 72 cases – 804.0
  • Skerton & Vale – 66 cases – 802.8

Anyone who has to leave their home while showing symptoms of a respiratory infection should avoid crowds and public transport, according to new government guidelines on Covid-19.

Wearing a properly fitted face covering or face mask, avoiding large social gatherings, and enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces are some of the steps they should take. Updated guidelines from the UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) also advise exercising outdoors and away from others and remembering good hand and respiratory hygiene.

The advice aims to help people with symptoms of respiratory infections, those who test positive for Covid-19 and anyone they come into contact with. It lays out tips on safer ways to behave that anyone could use. The UKHSA says there is evidence that children may be ill for a shorter period of time than adults.

Children and young people who test positive but have no symptoms should stay home and avoid contact with other people for three days after the day of the test. UKHSA Chief Executive Dame Jenny Harries says ‘the pandemic is not over’ and ‘Covid still poses a real risk to many of us’.

The legal requirement to self-isolate after a positive Covid-19 test in England ended on February 24. Ministers have issued new guidelines for people who are feeling unwell as well as those who test positive for the virus. After Friday, people who test positive for Covid-19 are advised to “try” to stay home and avoid contact with other people for five days, when they are most contagious.

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