5th January 2021

National Lockdown: Stay at Home

The Prime Minister has announced a new national lockdown with emergency measures to control the rapid spread of coronavirus, during a televised address on Monday 4th January 2020, the prime minister announced the tougher restrictions would come into force from midnight on that day.

Read the full guidance here.

The latest Government guidance means that everyone is required to stay at home. Although we can go out for exercise this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area. People must not travel from other areas into the Forest of Bowland AONB and must not travel distances within the AONB for walks or other exercise.

Our 2021 online Festival Bowland programme begins on the 20th January with the RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch and we've a fanastic week-long Dark Skies Festival running from 13th to 19th February, with online events for all the family.  We also still have our 'At Home in Bowland' online resources available or you can re-visit some of our online Festival Bowland events which have taken place during 2020. 

In these unprecedented times, please ensure you stay up to date with the latest guidance from the Government and continue to follow the general guidance of ‘Hands. Face. Space.’

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)

In all circumstances, you should follow the guidance on meeting others safely.