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Travel safely during the coronavirus outbreak

You can help control coronavirus and travel safely by:

  • working from home where possible
  • shopping locally and less often
  • considering all other forms of transport, such as cycling and walking, before using public transport
  • avoiding the busiest times and routes
  • keeping your distance when your travel, where possible
  • washing or sanitising your hands regularly 

Coronavirus (COVID-19), what you need to know and do...

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Click the links below for further information from the Government website

Useful telephone numbers:


Education Support Partnership

:08000 562 561

Childline 0800 1111
Samaritans 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline 0808 2000 247
Mind 0300 123 3393
Age UK 0800 169 6565

BwD Help Hub for residents


Support for Blackburn with Darwen’s most vulnerable people

If you are in desperate need of food, are worried about paying for gas and electricity, or need support for your mental wellbeing while you’re isolated at home, get in touch with the BwD Help Hub.


In order to use the online form you will need to create an account by registering and following the instructions. 

or call 01254 588111. Phone lines are open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday.

If you are concerned about a neighbour please contact the Help Hub above.


Who you can contact for support

We don’t want anyone to struggle during the Coronavirus outbreak, and are working with a range of local organisations who can offer support.


Whether you need a prescription picking up, some shopping delivered, or a warm meal, there’s someone in Blackburn with Darwen who can help you.



Support offers from our partners


Age UK

Wide range of support services, information, advice and guidance for people over 55.

Contact: 01254 266620


Blackburn Food Bank

Food supplies to people in need.

Contact: 01254 672756


Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service

Support, information advice and guidance for people who care for friends and family.

Contact: 01254 688440


Care Network

Information, advice and guidance on a wide range of community services including the Safe Trader scheme.

Contact: 01254 507255


Child Action North West

Range of services to support children, young people and their families.

Contact: 01254 244700


Health and wellbeing advice

Range of services to support people to improve their health and wellbeing. re:fresh website 

Contact 01254 682 037


Lancashire Women

Range of support services for women designed around individual needs.

Contact: 0300 3301354


Prescription medication

If you need prescription medication, we advise you to contact your GP surgery or local pharmacy.



For other financial, welfare or housing advice please contact Shelter:



We are also working with local community groups and charities who are keen to provide support to residents in need in their neighbourhoods.


What is Coronavirus? An explainer for Children.

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