Always call 999 if the crime is being committed now, the offender is nearby, or if you or other people are injured or in danger.

Report a COVID-19 Incident


1. Disclaimer

If a crime is ongoing or there is immediate risk to life, please dial 999. This includes:

  • Where there is a threat to life (including road traffic collisions where persons are injured, the road is blocked or a vehicle involved in the collision has failed to stop)
  • Violence to a person or damage to property is imminent
  • A serious offence is in progress
  • A suspected offender is still at the scene of an incident or any delay in reporting the incident may prevent the offender being apprehended
  • Serious disruption to the public is currently taking place, or is likely to take place

This form should be used to report significant breaches of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) legislation which was updated on 13 May 2020.

People are still not allowed to leave their homes without a reasonable excuse but, from Wednesday, 13 May 2020, there has been an expansion to those reasonable excuses which now include:

  • Collecting goods from a business permitted to remain open (click and collect) and visiting recycling centre, garden centres and outdoor sports courts.
  • Taking part in activity associated with the sale or letting of residential property.
  • Visiting public open spaces anywhere in England, alone, or with members of your household, for recreation to promote physical, mental or emotional wellbeing.
  • Visiting public open spaces with ONE member of another household or, as previously, alone or with members of your household.
  • Taking exercise with ONE member of another household or, as previously, alone or with members of your household
There is further detailed information on the website here.

Please also note we can only enforce the Health Protection Regulations, we cannot enforce government guidance. Therefore, please do not use this form to report:

  • Issues with social distancing or people who are less than 2 metres apart.
  • Issues regarding the use of face masks or coverings in public places.

Businesses and workplaces

Businesses which are open in contravention of the regulations should be notified to the relevant local authority in the first instance.

If are concerned that your employer is not taking all practical steps to promote social distancing, please report this to your local authority or the Health and Safety Executive

Please continue to use this form to report large gatherings of people who are not from the same household, house parties or other significant incidents which you are concerned breach the current legislation.

By submitting this report, you accept that the incident is suitable to be reported online. If your incident is not suitable for online reporting, please call us on 101.

2. Personal details

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3. Report of breach

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4. Confirmation

Please tick the checkbox above and press the submit button below to send your contact message to Lancashire Constabulary.