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Is Blackpool exempt from the Lancashire lockdown?

Blackpool residents are concerned whether or not the Lancashire lockdown will affect them. (Picture: Getty Images)

Lancashire is the next region in England to be placed under a local lockdown with new restrictions to kick in from Tuesday, September 22.

The news comes as the total number of coronavirus cases in Lancashire – including Blackburn and Blackpool – rises to 13,205.

On this date, tighter rules will also come into force in Merseyside, parts of the Midlands and West Yorkshire.

The cities of Preston and Lancaster and large towns and boroughs such as Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley and Pendle will be impacted by new restrictions to stop the spread of the virus.

What about Blackpool?

Is Blackpool in lockdown?

Blackpool is exempt from the local lockdown.

At this moment in time it is not known why Blackpool is being left out of local restrictions.

The lockdown will apply in the boroughs of boroughs of Preston, Lancaster, Wyre, Fylde, Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Ribble Valley, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn, and Rossendale.

Most of Blackpool will be exempt from local lockdown (Picture: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

What are the restrictions in Lancashire?

The restrictions in Lancashire will come into place on Tuesday, September 22.

The rules are similar as the ones in the north-east of England.

A curfew of 10.00 pm will be implemented for pubs, cafes, and restaurants and food and drink venues must use table service only.

The restrictions will also ban socialising with different households or with people outside of your support bubble, in homes, private gardens, public parks, restaurants, and pub beer gardens.

People in affected areas are also urged to only use public transport for essential trips such as education and work and to avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.

Merseyside, the Midlands, and West Yorkshire are also facing local lockdown restrictions.

MORE: New lockdown rules for North West, Midlands and West Yorkshire

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