- From Friday 18 September new restrictions have been introduced in parts of the north-east of England – in Durham; Gateshead; Newcastle; Northumberland; North Tyneside; South Tyneside; and Sunderland – to curb rising infection rates.
- From Tuesday 22 September, new restrictions will be enforced in the North west – in Merseyside; Warrington; Halton; and Lancashire (excluding Blackpool and Greater Manchester).
In these locations:
- 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