Current Ringing Status


As of Monday 19th July 2021, the government has removed all COVID legal restrictions.
This means that there are no longer any restrictions on the number of ringers allowed in the tower nor on the duration of ringing. The CCCBR has a summary of guidance here.

However given the ever rising incidence of COVID in the Lancs Association territory, particularly in the Manchester and Liverpool areas, we urge you to remain vigilant and highly recommend the following measures are retained:

  • Insist that masks be worn when ringing in the tower
  • Be sensitive to those ringers who feel uncomfortable about having lots of people in the tower
  • Continue to sanitize hands before and after ringing and if changing rope
  • Recommend that all ringers have a Lateral flow test before joining a ringing session
  • Ensure good ventilation in the ringing chamber. Less ventilation = less ringing time!
  • Think carefully about whether you admit visitors - not part of the usual band - into the tower.
  • Check your local government guidance about COVID prevalence and if in doubt, don't ring.


  • The Central Council have issued a roadmap to ringing resumption (see "Latest News" article).

    CCCBR advice here


    ART Newsletters on recovery of bellringing after COVID are here


    ART Survival and Recovery Toolbox here

    ART article on Recovery Champions here


    The Lancashire Association is here to support its ringers through the issues posed by COVID.

    It offers advice on safe ringing and about ringing on line in the "Return to Ringing" link below.
    Also here there is a link to the LACR Review Group which is looking at reforms to our organisation, a link to our Training and Education resources, a link to the young ringers Lads and Lasses pages and a link to our Annual Report. Finally, there are links to our well-stocked Bookstall and to the fascinating mechanical Woodhouse Ringing Machine simulator.




    Training & Education


    LACR Review Group




    The LACR Review Group has

    been set up to investigate improving communication and effectiveness from the LACR to its members

    Their Spring 2020 report is here.



    Return to Ringing

    Information on

    Ideas on maintaining social contact Opportunities to continue ringing Latest advice from CCCBR Keeping towers for for future use Online learning material

    Lads and Lasses


    LACR 3Ls group trains young ringers.

    We're back ringing again! Click here for info

    Click here for details about the 3Ls

     



    Annual Report


    An electronic copy of the latest Annual Report is available here.


    Bookstall


    The LACR's well stocked Bookstall
    Many titles available.- full list here.



    The Woodhouse


    Ringing Machine


    Derek Ogden


    Memorial Library