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Coronavirus - Service information, business support and help for the community

Let's do it for Lancashire

We all have a part to play to help tackle the virus.
Using simple steps we can reduce our risk of infection and help protect ourselves, our families and our communities. Let's do this for Lancashire.

1. Social distancing is key

As we get the chance to go out and about more, and meet friends and loved ones, we must practice social distancing.

This means keeping our distance from people not in our households or our "bubbles".

2. Wash your hands

We can all help combat the virus by washing our hands thoroughly and regularly for at least 20 seconds.

3. Stay at home if you have symptoms

If you have a new cough, a fever or have lost your sense of smell or taste, stay at home and get a test. If you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace, you must follow the advice they give you.

For up-to-date information about the coronavirus please visit:

The offical Government website 

NHS website

The NHS Test and Trace service

Service updates

The council is working hard to ensure that we are still offering the best service we can to our residents during this unprecedented time.

Inevitably, we may have to change the way we do things to ensure we can still provide our key services.

Click here for up-to-date service information.

Click here to read the latest guidance on how you can do your bit to ensure bin collections can continue in South Ribble.

Burning waste and fly-tipping

The council is urging people to refrain from burning their garden or household waste or fly tipping. We're getting a lot of complaints about both at the moment and we have seen a 50% increase in fly-tipping across the borough. 

We will be issuing fines to people who are known to be fly tipping or are causing smoke nuisance by burning waste.

See more here.

Lancashire County Council have annouonced they will open 12 of their recycling centres by appointment only for essential trips from Friday 15 May.

South Ribble Together - community support hub

Supporting our communities and most vulnerable through the coronavirus pandemic

If you are struggling or need help please contact us without delay.

Please call: 01772 625 625

Line is open Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00 and you can call us out of hours on 01772 625499​

Email: Covid19support@southribble.gov.uk 

Click here for more information about how we can help.

Business support

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary measures to support businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

Click here for business support information.

Council tax support

We understand that this is tough time for all of us and we know that some people may be struggling with their Council Tax payments.

If you are struggling, there are options available:

  1. You can call our team at Gateway on 01772 625 625 to discuss your payments or to look at a re-structure of your current payment plan
  2. You can apply for the Council Tax Support if you are eligible by visiting southribble.gov.uk/myaccount
  3. You can apply for Universal Credit by visiting gov.uk/apply-universal-credit and in turn apply for the Council Tax Support scheme

Our team are here to help you, so please give us a call.

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Information about what is going on at Chorley and South ribble Hospital during coronavirus.

Council decision making during Covid-19

Please see report outlining the Council decision making process during the Covid-19 crisis.

Please click here for details of up-coming meetings, minutes and decisions.