DAIRY farmers in Hyndburn are staying vigilant and praying the latest foot and mouth outbreak does not spread north.
Two cases have been reported in Surrey, resulting in all movements of livestock being banned.
In Lancashire, police and trading standards officers have been patrolling the countryside to ensure farmers are abiding by the rules.
They are keen to stress that the patrols are precautionary and there have been no reported cases of foot and mouth in the county.
There is a national ban on the movement of cows, pigs, sheep and goats.
County Councillor Jean Battle of Accrington, who is Cabinet member for community planning and partnerships at the county council, said: "The support and co-operation from the farming community has been very good so far and we are all working together to safeguard the industry.
"Hopefully the present outbreak will be contained and controlled, with an appropriate easing of restrictions in the coming days.
"Meanwhile, anyone who suspects animals are being moved or transported can contact our animal health hotline on 0845 330 1221."
Peter Brownlow of Moss Hall Farm, Haslingden Old Road, Oswaldtwistle, said he was listening to advice from the National Farmers' Union, the Country Landowners Association (CLA) and the police.
He said: "At the moment we can't do anything. We don't exactly know what has happened in Surrey.
"We were shut down during the last outbreak in 2001. We are following the restrictions and just waiting to see what happens."
Brenda Threlfall, of Holt Farm, Holt Street, Rishton, said: "The restrictions are keeping us safe for now."
Douglas Chalmers, director of CLA North, said: "We must stress that farmers must follow the rules and be patient until a licensing system allows safe movement.
"The rest of the countryside really is open for business. It might seem like a phoney war up here but the memories of 2001 must ensure we keep our animals safe and sound."
There are no restrictions on access to footpaths or the countryside for the general public.
On Wednesday the restrictions were partially lifted to allow the collection of dead animals and the movement of live animals to slaughterhouses.