•   
  •   

UK News Indoor household visits banned in parts of northern England in virus crackdown

00:36  31 july  2020
00:36  31 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

Where has the Government imposed stricter Covid restrictions?

  Where has the Government imposed stricter Covid restrictions? Officials have said the new measures mean people in certain areas will not be permitted to mix with other households outside their support bubbles.But what restrictions have been imposed and what areas are affected?

People from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire will be banned from meeting each other indoors from Mr Hancock added: "We're constantly vigilant and we've been looking at the data, and unfortunately we've seen across parts of northern England

Virus lockdown tightened for separate households meeting indoors in Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.

Matthew Hancock wearing a suit and tie: Matt Hancock announced the new measures (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire) © Jonathan Brady Matt Hancock announced the new measures (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

People from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire will be banned from meeting each other indoors from midnight, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.

Mr Hancock said “households gathering and not abiding by the social distancing rules” was a reason for the stricter rules and it was in order to “keep the country safe”.

Council leader: Rossendale ‘getting mopped up with broader area’ in new measures

  Council leader: Rossendale ‘getting mopped up with broader area’ in new measures Nearby Preston, which is not included in the new restrictions, had the 16th highest rate of new cases in the seven days to July 27.Rossendale in Lancashire was among a number of areas where new rules have been introduced preventing households from meeting each other inside their homes or in gardens following a spike in virus cases.

Health secretary Matt Hancock said people from different households will not be allowed to meet inside from midnight tonight in Greater Manchester Matt Hancock has announced lockdown measures will be tightened in parts of northern England . The Heath Secretary said people from different

People in Greater Manchester, parts of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire are banned from meeting each other indoors from midnight tonight amid a ‘The spread is largely due to households meeting and not abiding to social distancing. So from midnight tonight, people from different households will

He said: “We take this action with a heavy heart but unfortunately it’s necessary because we’ve seen that households meeting up and a lack of social distancing is one of the causes of this rising rate of coronavirus and we’ll do whatever is necessary to keep the country safe.”

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham welcomed the measures, which he said would be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Mr Hancock added: “We’re constantly vigilant and we’ve been looking at the data, and unfortunately we’ve seen across parts of northern England an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus.

“So, today, I held a meeting of the Government’s Gold Committee and working with local leaders, including, for instance, Andy Burnham the mayor of Greater Manchester, we’ve decided that we need to take action across Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire.

Household mixing banned in parts of northern England in virus crackdown

  Household mixing banned in parts of northern England in virus crackdown Health Secretary Matt Hancock said ‘households gathering and not abiding by the social-distancing rules’ was a reason for the stricter rules.The new rules also ban members of two different households from mixing in pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues, but these businesses will remain open for those visiting individually or from the same household.

What to read next. Indoor household visits banned in parts of northern England in virus crackdown . AOL.com. Coronavirus: Separate households banned from meeting up indoors in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire.

" England sees 2,800 coronavirus infections daily according to new figures". In other developments, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today unveil plans to ban junk food adverts on TV before 9pm and get Britons cycling as part of urgent measures to tackle the country’s obesity crisis.

“So, from midnight tonight (Friday) we are banning households meeting up indoors.”

The new restrictions apply to the whole of Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire including Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale and parts of West Yorkshire including Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees.

The same restrictions will also apply to Leicester, which saw the first so-called “local lockdown” imposed on June 29.

Mr Burnham said “by not acting selfishly” the measures could be removed more quickly.

He added: “Over recent days, there has been a marked change in the picture across Greater Manchester with regard to the spread of Covid-19.

Matt Hancock warns he will take lockdown action in more parts of England

  Matt Hancock warns he will take lockdown action in more parts of England Con-artists Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins) have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity.

Hotels, pubs and restaurants in England , Scotland and Northern Ireland that serve food and Indoor hospitality will be table service only, with limited contact between staff and customers Customers will also have to give contact details on arrival

FALMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer poses for the photographer during a visit to the beach-side WeSup Paddle Boarding The Government has made it mandatory to wear face coverings on all public transport and in shops in England . (Photo by Thabo Jaiyesimi / SOPA

“We have gone from a falling rate of cases in nearly all of our boroughs last week to a rising rate in nine out of 10 affecting communities across a much wider geography. In Rochdale, the one borough where cases have fallen, they are still too high.

“We have always said that we will remain vigilant and be ready to respond quickly should the need arise. In line with that approach, I have agreed with the Health Secretary that it is right to act on the precautionary principle and introduce modest measures now to bring down the rate of new infections.

“I ask all Greater Manchester residents – young and old alike – to protect each other by observing these new requirements. They will be reviewed weekly, meaning the more we stick to them, the quicker they will be removed.

“This is a place which prides itself on looking out for each other. We now need to be true to that by not acting selfishly and keeping the health of others in mind at all times.”

Reacting to the move on Twitter, Scotland First Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: “The UK government is right to act quickly if they think the situation warrants it.

“But this is a sharp reminder that the threat of this virus is still very real.”

Jobs ‘crisis’ warning as furlough wind-down begins and businesses remain closed .
Labour is warning that bosses are now left with the ‘stark choice’ of laying off staff or pay ‘a hefty financial burden of keeping them in employment – unless the Government adopts a more flexible approach.Mr Johnson had told a Downing Street press conference that he must “squeeze the brake pedal” on easing restrictions amid signs Covid-19’s prevalence in the community was rising for the first time since May.He also stalled pilots of gatherings in sports venues, forcing the snooker World Championships in Sheffield and the horseracing at Glorious Goodwood in West Sussex to go ahead this weekend without fans.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 7
This is interesting!