New local social distancing restrictions introduced in Barrow-in-Furness
New restrictions have been announced in the Barrow-In-Furness borough council area of Cumbria to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Some are already in place, others come into affect tomorrow (Monday 21st September 2020)
This follows an increase in infections in that part of Cumbria, where the infection rate is now double the national average. It is nothing like as serious as earlier this year - yet - but we want to try to stop the infection taking off again so we don't get any repeat of the situation where COVID-19 was killing a thousand people a day.