Life during lockdown: services update

11 Jan 2021 11:47
Published by: Scott Callan

BOLTON Council has issued guidance on its services during the latest national pandemic lockdown.

Under the regulations, people are asked to stay at home unless absolutely necessary.

Libraries across the borough will continue to offer an order and collect service, essential computer use, and the home library service will run as normal.

However, browsing and study space will not be available.
In line with lockdown restrictions, Bolton's museum, museum shop, historic halls, history centre and aquarium will all be closed.

Non-essential retailers as well as hair and beauty services in Bolton market's Lifestyle Hall and Outdoor Market have also closed.

Essential traders will operate as normal, including those providing food and produce, hardware, mobile phone services, watch repairs, plants and flowers, pet supplies, chiropody and the mobility shop.

Cafés and food stalls can continue to provide a takeaway service.

The council says that public toilets at Bolton Market will also remain open.

As an essential retailer, Heaton Fold Garden Centre will remain open as normal.

The maximum number of mourners for a funeral service at Overdale Crematorium is 26 in the West Chapel and 16 in the East Chapel. A maximum of 30 mourners can attend a burial service.

Weddings are restricted to six people and should only take place in exceptional circumstances. Anyone working at a ceremony does not count towards the overall limit.
Household waste and recycling centres will remain open as usual, but people are asked to only use them if absolutely necessary.

There has been an increased demand and the public are advised that individual centres may close for short periods to ease congestion.



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