From today, G.P. surgeries around the country will be sending letters out to those considered most at risk from the Coronavirus, urging those people to stay at home and self-isolate for up to 12 weeks.
Rossendale Leisure Trust have decided to close all four of their gyms across the district, this includes Pioneer Gym located in Bacup. The decision was made after advice about social distancing and self-isolating, given by the current government.
Residents of the Bacup and Rossendale area have been asked to remain home and stay inside, unless leaving the house for essentials. This comes after the Prime Minister put the UK on enforced lock down.