Greater Manchester has been placed onto the ‘Very High' Local Covid Alert Level
21 October 2020

This means from 0.01 on Friday, October 23:

  • You must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless they are part of your household or support bubble. This includes private homes and indoors in places such as restaurants.
  • You must also not meet with people outside of your household or support bubble in a private garden or in most outdoor public venues.
  • You may continue to see family and friends you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) in groups of six or less in certain outdoor public spaces, such as:
    • parks, beaches, countryside, forests
    • public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments
    • outdoor sports courts and facilities, and playgrounds
  • Remember whenever you meet up with someone you do not live with to try and keep a distance of two metres or one metre and take additional steps such as wearing a face covering.
  • You should also try and limit how many people you see socially over a short period of time.
  • Office workers who can work effectively from home should do so over the winter.
  • You should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make and are advised not to travel into or out of an area if it has been categorised as a very high alert level area.
  • You should also avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, except if you need to for work, education or caring responsibilities, this includes staying in second homes.

Pubs and bars in Greater Manchester must close; they can only remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant - which means serving substantial meals, like a main lunchtime or evening meal; they may only serve alcohol as part of such a meal.

In addition, the following businesses will not be allowed to open: casinos, bingo halls, betting shops, adult gaming centres and soft play areas.

There is more information on the government website

There is also new advice that people who are clinically extremely vulnerable must follow