Published Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 17:38
Coronavirus is the greatest public health crisis this country and our borough has faced in generations.
Our priority as we face this crisis together is to protect the most vulnerable in Blackburn with Darwen, the health and wellbeing of our staff and to make sure we keep essential services running as normally as possible while providing residents and businesses with reliable information about what the risks of the epidemic are to local people and what we are doing about it.
We want everyone to be assured that the actions we are taking are in line with national advice and guidance.
Given the new guidance issued by the government over social distancing, the Council has taken several decisions. You can find out how services and Council venues have been impacted so far below.
As this crisis is fast evolving, we will keep these decisions under daily review.
We are a resilient borough. We act in a calm but determined way. Indeed, one of our greatest strengths is our community spirit, our kindness and our ability to work together.
By working together, by being kind and by supporting each other, we can tackle the challenges head on and come through this crisis.
Councillor Mohammed Khan – Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council
Denise Park, Chief Executive of Blackburn with Darwen Council
Professor Dominic Harrison, Director of Public Health and Wellbeing