Detailed guide: Local COVID alert level: very high (Greater Manchester)

Department Of Health

October 22
15:04 2020

From Friday 23 October, Greater Manchester will be in local COVID alert level: very high.

Local COVID alert level: very high is for areas with a very high level of infections and where tighter restrictions are in place. Local COVID alert levels are sometimes called tiers or known as a local lockdown.

The restrictions placed on areas with a very high level of infections can vary, and are based on discussions between central and local government on the package of measures required to drive down transmission.

Affected local areas

The following locations are covered by this additional guidance:

  • Bolton
  • Bury
  • Manchester
  • Oldham
  • Rochdale
  • Salford
  • Stockport
  • Tameside
  • Trafford
  • Wigan

Business and venues

In addition to the baseline guidance for very-high areas, the following businesses will not be allowed to open in Greater Manchester:

  • casinos
  • bingo halls
  • betting shops
  • adult gaming centres
  • soft play centres and areas

Financial support

Wherever you live, you may be able to get financial help through the:

Published 20 October 2020
Last updated 22 October 2020 +show all updates
  1. Changed 'soft play centres' to 'soft play centres and areas' in the list of businesses and venues that will not be allowed to open.

  2. First published.

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