Published: Wednesday, 31st Mar 2021

Easter weekend is coming up and we are sure everybody is ‘eggcited’ for some bank holiday fun!

In line with the government’s ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’, we are being asked to “Stay local” and to follow basic precautions and keep journeys to a minimum.

We know popular outdoor places such as Rivington Pike and our local parks will be busy and it will be difficult to social distance

In order to stay safe, please remember to follow the rules:

  • Up to six people, or two households, can meet outdoors either in public or in a private garden.
  • Stay local and minimise journeys.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Wear a face covering where necessary.
  • Stay 2m apart from people you don’t live with.
  • Open windows indoors to allow ventilation.

Bolton Council’s Director of Public Health, Dr Helen Lowey, said:

“This gradual approach to easing lockdown is essential in helping us get back to normal without putting people at risk.

“I want to thank everyone for all they have done to limit the spread of COVID-19 and urge them to keep up this good work, especially this Easter weekend and with the current fine weather.

“We should all keep journeys to a minimum, stay local as much as possible and continue to work from home if we can.

“Evidence shows that meeting others outside is safer, but everyone should continue to follow precautions such as regular hand washing, maintaining a two-metre distance and wearing a face covering where social distancing is not possible.”