Update on Coronavirus Restrictions in Greater Manchester

The government have announced that, as a result of an outbreak of coronavirus in parts of Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire, further restrictions will be implemented with immediate effect.

It is important that people follow the new rules in order to prevent the spread of the virus and the risk of going back into a full lockdown.

Under the new rules, if you live anywhere in Greater Manchester you should not:

  • meet people you do not live with inside a private home or garden, except where you have formed a support bubble.
  • visit someone else’s home or garden even if they live outside of the affected areas.
  • socialise with people you do not live with in any indoor public venues – this includes pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, places of worship, community centres, leisure and entertainment venues or visitor attractions. You can only attend these venues with people you live with or are in a support bubble with

The government’s announcement does leave some questions about the detail, which we’re trying to get answers to, and will update in due course.

You can find more information about the government guidance here.

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