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World New local lockdown rules announced in parts of North West, Midlands and West Yorkshire

17:40  18 september  2020
17:40  18 september  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Coronavirus restrictions are being tightened in parts of the West Midlands , including Birmingham, from Tuesday with households no As of 11 September, parts of north - west England, West Midlands , West Yorkshire , Leicester, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are under local lockdown .

Local lockdowns are being put into place across England in a bid to stop a second wave of Similar restrictions were also announced for Wolverhampton and Oadby & Wigston in the Midlands , along Birmingham, Greater Manchester, Bolton and parts of the North East are also among the areas

Parts of the North West, West Yorkshire and the Midlands have been placed under further localised coronavirus restrictions.

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The new rules were announced on Friday amid a rise in cases. The localised restrictions, which will affect 4.7m people, ban separate households from meeting each other at Last week, the government said these tightened restrictions in parts of Greater Manchester and Lancashire would continue.

Announcing the new rules that came into effect on September 14, the Prime Minister said: "You must not meet socially in groups of more than six. A ban on two households mixing will continue in other areas under local lockdown , including parts of Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and West

The new measures, prompted by a fast rise in COVID-19 cases, have been confirmed by the Department for Health following consultation with local councils and MPs.

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Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington and Halton are now being classed as "areas of intervention", and fresh restrictions will come into force in Wolverhampton, Oadby & Wigston, and parts of Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale.

Regulations and guidance differ between the areas, but all are due to come into force from Tuesday.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: Boris Johnson is considering the introduction of new national restrictions © Imagebridge Boris Johnson is considering the introduction of new national restrictions The North West

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Local lockdowns are being put into place across England in a bid to stop a second wave of Similar restrictions were also announced for Wolverhampton and Oadby & Wigston in the Midlands , along Birmingham, Greater Manchester, Bolton and parts of the North East are also among the areas

We look at the extra restrictions imposed in parts of West Yorkshire - and the reasons for them. If you live in one of the local lockdown areas, you can still do a lot of the things you could do before New rules on face coverings, weddings and hospitality sector, announced by PM, who says this is

In Merseyside, Warrington, Halton and Lancashire (excluding Blackpool and Greater Manchester), the following restrictions will be enforced from Tuesday:

  • 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
  • late night operating hours will be restricted, with leisure and entertainment venues including restaurants, pubs, and cinemas, required to close between 10pm to 5am
  • residents are encouraged to only to use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work
  • residents are being urged to avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.

These rules will not apply to Bolton or Greater Manchester where separate restrictions are already in place.

The Midlands

In Wolverhampton and Oadby & Wigston, residents will be banned from Tuesday from socialising with outher people outside their own households or support bubbles in private homes and gardens.

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But with coronavirus lockdown rules being reintroduced in some areas This new exemption will be brought in from Tuesday, September 22, in particular for the North West , Midlands and West Yorkshire . But rules are stricter in areas currently under local lockdown like the North East

New stricter lockdown rules were imposed on parts of the North of England from midnight last night, meaning two households can no longer meet So far Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire are facing local lockdowns , unable to meet with people inside homes for the

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West Yorkshire

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

Previously, some wards in these areas had been exempt from restrictions introduced at the start of August but these exemptions will no longer apply.

People who are shielding in parts of North East Blackburn will no longer need to do so from 5 October.

The new restrictions in parts of the North West, West Yorkshire and the Midlands are in addition to the nationwide "rule of six" restrictions introduced across England on Monday.

Elsewhere in England, Blaby has become an "area of enhanced support" on the government's coronavirus watchlist, while Selby, Scarborough and Spelthorne in Surrey have been added as "areas of concern".

However, Swindon, Breckland, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Broadland, North Norfolk, South Norfolk and King's Lynn and West Norfolk have been removed from the watchlist after an improvement in infection rates.

a group of people posing for the camera: New restrictions will be enforced in Merseyside from Tuesday © Getty New restrictions will be enforced in Merseyside from Tuesday

Health 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.

"I know these restrictions will make everyday 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."

a dining room table: A 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants will be imposed in parts of the North West © Imagebridge A 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants will be imposed in parts of the North West More than 10 million people across the UK are already in localised lockdown measures, after new COVID-19 restrictions in the North East began on Friday.

The measures - introduced in Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham - include 10pm curfews on pubs and restaurants and a ban on different households mixing.

An average of 6,000 people in England per day were estimated to be newly infected with coronavirus during the first week of September, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed on Friday.

Mr Hancock earlier explained to Sky News the need for further government action in some areas, while he also did not rule out a second national lockdown as a "last line of defence".

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering the introduction of new national restrictions - possibly as soon as next week - but government figures stressed the plans being drawn up stopped short of a full national lockdown, as seen in the spring.

Stay alert to stop coronavirus spreading - here is the latest government guidance. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.


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