Lancashire joins Liverpool in level 3 restrictions

What does this have to do with Bude, you may ask?

Well, Bude is still welcoming visitors to the area from other parts of the country. However, if your visitors live in a level 3 (tier) lockdown area then they really should not be coming here because:

  • people must not socialise with anybody they do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, in any indoor setting or in any private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues and ticketed events
  • people must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as a park or beach, the countryside, a public garden or a sports venue
  • all pubs and bars must close, unless they are serving substantial meals
  • people should try to avoid travelling outside the very high alert level or entering a very high alert level area other than for work, education or for caring responsibilities or to travel through as part of a longer journey
  • residents should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, and others should avoid staying overnight in the very high alert area

This is guidance, not law, but any responsible accommodation provider will want to abide by the guidelines to keep Bude as safe as possible.

Areas affected, alongside Liverpool:

Local COVID alert level very high will take effect across all parts of Lancashire:

  • Burnley
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Chorley
  • Fylde
  • Hyndburn
  • Lancaster
  • Pendle
  • Preston
  • Ribble Valley
  • Rossendale
  • South Ribble
  • West Lancashire
  • Wyre

The government says:

It is essential that these outbreaks are contained to protect lives and our NHS, and prevent greater economic damage in the future. We face a new challenge as we head into the winter, and we know that even mild cases of COVID-19 can have devastating consequences for people in all age groups, along with the risk of ‘long COVID’.

Our strategy is to suppress the virus while supporting the economy, education and the NHS, until an effective vaccine is widely available. Local action is at the centre of our response, and engagement with local authorities is, and will continue to be, a key part of this process.


Bude and area is currently at Medium level of alert. If you are unsure, please use this postcode checker.

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