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  • Issue 18: 31 July 2020

    Latest Updates on Salford Council's response to the COVID-19 outbreak

    New rules on gatherings in Greater Manchester

    The Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced yesterday that new rules on social gatherings will be introduced in Northern England to stop the spread of COVID-19. These changes apply to Greater Manchester and areas in West Yorkshire and East Lancashire.

    This is in response to an increasing trend in the number of cases per 100,000 people in the area, and data from PHE and the JBC which suggests transmission among households is a key infection pathway in the area.

    It means people in these areas will not be permitted to mix with other households (apart from those in their support bubbles) in private homes or gardens.

    Some exemptions will be put in place, including for the vulnerable.

    The government will sign new regulations to make these changes legally enforceable. The regulations will give local authorities and police forces the powers to enforce these restrictions and more details on these will be set out when the regulations are published.

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