North of England – Local restrictions: An outbreak of coronavirus has been identified in parts of Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, and West Yorkshire. The government and relevant local authorities are acting together to control the spread of the virus and local restrictions are in place. Businesses and workplaces should continue as before in these areas.
- Going to work: People living inside and outside of this area can continue to travel in and out for work. Workplaces must implement Covid-19 Secure guidance.
- Working in other people’s homes: Working in other people’s homes can continue. Covid-19 Secure guidance on working safely in other people’s homes should be followed.
- Social contact: In the affected areas people should not socialise with people they do not live with in indoor public venues – such as pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, places of worship, community centres, leisure and entertainment venues, or visitor attractions. If you run such a business, you should take steps to ensure people do not interact with people they do not live with, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidance.
- Business closures: In Blackburn with Darwen and in Bradford, the following premises must remain closed by law: indoor gyms; indoor fitness and dance studios; indoor sports courts and facilities; and indoor swimming pools.
Leicester – Local restrictions: Restrictions on businesses and venues will be lifted for the Borough of Oadby and Wigston and additional businesses and venues will be able to re-open in Leicester City from 3 August. More information is available here.
Luton – Local restrictions: Temporary measures to prevent further spread of coronavirus in Luton will be lifted from 1 August. This means that national guidance and restrictions for England will now apply in Luton from 1 August, including the changes implemented elsewhere on 25 July permitting the reopening of indoor gyms, pools, and sports and leisure facilities. More information is available here.
Information on all areas with additional local restrictions is available here.