Lockdown tightened in North West, Midlands and Yorkshire – with new pub curfews



Large parts of the North West, Yorkshire and small parts of the Midlands are going to be subject to new coronavirus lockdown restrictions in order to clampdown on the spread of the virus.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the measures, which will come into force on Tuesday, were agreed with health chiefs and local leaders.

In Merseyside, Warrington Halton and Lancashire pubs and restaurants will be subject to curfews – being forced to close at 10pm.

Residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens.

Hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only.

The above does not apply to Bolton or Greater Manchester where separate restrictions are already in place.

In  Wolverhampton  and  Oadby & Wigston  residents will be banned from socialising with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens from  22 September .

Individuals who are shielding in  Leicester City  will no longer need to from  5 October .

All parts of  Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale , will now be banned from socialising with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens, from  22 September .

Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock said: “We are seeing cases of coronavirus rise fast in Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire, Warrington, Halton and Wolverhampton.

“Local leaders in these areas have asked for stronger restrictions to be put in place to protect local people, and we are acting decisively to support them.

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“I know these restrictions will make every-day life harder for many, but I know that residents will work together and respect the rules so we can reduce rates of transmission.

“I urge local people to isolate and get a test if you have symptoms, follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace, and always remember ‘hands, face, space’. By sticking to these steps, we will get through this together.” 

Rates in Liverpool have increased to 100.6, with Warrington rising to 111.2, Oadby and Wigston rising to 145.5, and Wolverhampton increasing to 61.8 per 100,000 in the past week (5-11th Sept).





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