Covid-19 (coronavirus) information

The coronavirus pandemic is currently causing major disruption to how we lead our daily lives and this page contains all the latest information, what support is available and how you can help.

For the latest information on Coronavirus, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Tier 3 (very high alert level) Restrictions from 2 December 2020

The government placed Lancashire under Tier 3 (very high alert level) restrictions from 2 December. 

Please visit the government website to find out more about these restrictions HERE

 For information on symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/​
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  • Business support 
  • Chorley Together - Community Support 

    Chorley Together - Doing​ what we can to protect our communities and most vulnerable. Click here to find out more.​

  • NHS Test & Trace (including Support Payment Information) 

    Find information on NHS Test and Trace by clicking here.​​

  • How do I avoid catching or spreading coronavirus 


    Tier 3 (very high alert level) Restrictions from 2 December 2020


    The government placed Lancashire under Tier 3 (very high alert level) restrictions from 2 December. 

    Please visit the government website to find out more about these restrictions HERE


    For information on symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


  • Accessing our services 

    Following government guidance regarding coronavirus, our Union Street Office is currently closed to the public until further notice. We apologise for this inconvenience but we're sure you'll understand this necessary measure to protect both customers and staff from infection. Many things, such as bill payments and reporting issues can be done on this website. You can also contact us by phone on 01257 515151.

    We have plans in place to ensure services continue as close to normal as possible but it is likely some services will be affected in the coming weeks - we will update here if the situation changes.

  • Building Closures 

    Union Street Office
    Our Union Street Office is currently closed to the public until further notice. Many things, such as bill payments and reporting issues can be done on this website. You can also contact us by phone on 01257 515151.

    Leisure Centres
    We have recently taken on the running of All Seasons Leisure Centre, Clayton Green Sports Centre and Brinscall Baths. For information please visit: https://chorley.gov.uk/Pages/AtoZ/Chorley-Leisure-Centre-.aspx​

    Parks
    Although parks and open spaces may remain open, some park facilities may remain closed until further notice (e.g. public toilets).
    In Astley Park, the accessible toilet at the Farm House is open.

    At all times, you should continue to observe the latest government guidance when visiting the parks.


    Play areas
    Play areas are open. 
    Please adhere to governement guidelines when using them.


    Astley Hall and Park

    Astley Hall is currently closed due some exciting renovation work that will be taking place soon. You can read more about this here.​

    The park remains open for you to enjoy. The accessible toilet at the Farm House is open.

    Pets corner will remain closed until further notice – staff and students will continue to attend the site to care for the animals.  

    At all times, you should continue to observe the latest governmetn guidance.

    Chorley Markets 

    From 2 December, the Covered Market will reopen (for those businesses who are allowed to reopen under the latest restrictions)

    The Street Market will be back on Tuesday 8 December

    If you are unable to visit your favourite trader in the usual way right now, then why not see if they are offering alternative ways of providing their goods and services such as online/telephone ordering, delivery or collection services.

    Community Centres

    Community Centres are currently open to all groups not undertaking sporting, dance or physical activities, with the exception of those undertaking sessions for vulnerable/disabled adults and children.

    ​For further enquiries regarding the community centre, please contact philip.harrison@chorley.gov.uk​


    Libraries
    Libaries are operated by Lancashire County Council. You can find further information here: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/libraries-archives-and-museums/

    Household Waste Recycling Centres

    The Recycling Centres are operated by Lancashire County Council. Find out more on the Lancashire County Council website: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/waste/

     

    West Street Car Park
    West St car park is now closed to the public (for both parking and pedestrian thoroughfare). This will allow access and parking for The Chorley Surgery COVID-19 portakabins only.

  • Events and Meetings 

    All council meetings have been postponed indefinitely and we are now following the constitution, which allows decisions ordinarily taken by full council to be made by the chief executive in consultation with the leader and deputy leader. And the executive members will be able to exercise their functions through executive member decisions. 

    Details on agenda papers and decisions can be found here.



  • Waste - including Garden Waste Collection Service information 


     

    Garden Waste - Update (1 July 2020)

    ​If you have an existing garden waste subscription then you should have received an email or letter from us regarding renewal, which you can do from 1 July 2020.

    If you already pay by direct debit you don’t need to do anything.

    As our offices are currently closed to the public, we cannot take payments in person, however alternative ways to pay are detailed within your letter/email, including....

    >Sign up to pay by easy direct debit.

    > Pay online at chorley.gov.uk/bins​ using the 'Request a Garden Waste Colleciton' link under the Do it Online section

    >Take your barcode (within the letter) to a Post Office or PayPoint outlet near you

     

    We’re also now taking new signups to the garden waste service, which you can do via our website chorley.gov.uk/bins​ by using the 'Request a Garden Waste Collection' link under the Do it Online section ​or by calling 01257 515355​


     

    Disposal of infected waste
    We have issued guidance for residents to change the way waste is handled at properties where possible COVID-19 cases have been identified. The advice is specifically for households who are currently self-isolating or households where one or more persons have mild symptoms as identified by the recent national guidance.

    Read guidance here: http://website.chorley.gov.uk/news/Pages/New-guidance-for-residents-about-waste-collection-in-the-wake-of-the-on-going-COVID-19-outbreak.aspx​

    Household waste recycling centres

    The Recycling Centres are operated by Lancashire County Council. Find out more on the Lancashire County Council website: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/waste/

  • ​What's happening at Chorley & South Ribble Hospital? 

    The emergency department at Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital reopened on Monday 2 November

    The department will accept ADULT ONLY (over 18 years old) patients from 8am until 5pm each day

    For further information, on the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre, please visit https://www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk/chorley-ed-reopening-november-2020

    The 24/7 Urgent Care Centre at Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital can treat a wide range of minor ailments, for both children and adults, including:

    • Minor nose bleeds
    • Cuts, bites and stings
    • Burns and scalds
    • Infections (including abscesses)
    • Foreign bodies in wounds, ears and noses
    • Muscular sprains and strains to shoulders, arms and legs
    • Fractures to shoulders, arms, legs & ribs
    • Dislocation of fingers, thumbs and toes
    • Minor eye conditions including conjunctivis and foreign bodies
    • Minor chest, neck and back injuries
    • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness or alcohol-related
    • Minor allergic reactions
    • Minor ailnments such as earache, urinary tract infections and sinusitis
    • Diarrhoea / Constipation
    • Emergency contraception

  • Dental & Pharmacy Provisions 


    Dental Provisions 

    What to do if you have a dental problem during COVID-19 pandemic:

    If you have a dental issue during lock down, it is important that you know how to access help when you need it.
    All high street dental and orthodontic practices can give advice, guidance and prescriptions which you can collect from your local pharmacy.
    If you are in pain or in need of support and need advice, please telephone your dental practice in the usual way. If you are not registered with a dentist, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist or call the Dental Helpline for Lancashire 0300 1234 010.

    Pharmacy Provisions

     For information on Chorley Pharmacies, please click here.​

  • Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas 

    Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice​ is constantly under review, so that it reflects latest assessment of risks to British people.

    For further information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

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