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COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise in Areas of Greater Manchester

The planned easing of restrictions in Bolton and Trafford are no longer taking place.

Greater Manchester areas, Bolton and Trafford, reported low COVID-19 infection rates last month. This prompted plans to ease local lockdown restrictions.

The rate of cases in Bolton between the 17th and 23rd of August lay low at 18.9 per 100,000 people. However, in the past week, this figure shot to 66.6. Similarly, figures in Trafford rose from 17.8 to 36.8 cases per 100,000 people.

The government announced that ‘following a significant change in the level of infection rates over the last few days, a decision has been taken that Bolton and Trafford will now remain under existing restrictions’.

Therefore, Bolton and Trafford residents must avoid mixing with people outside their own homes, unless absolutely necessary.

The government states that ‘we have always been clear we will take swift and decisive action where needed to contain outbreaks’. This is with the hope that catching outbreaks early will help prevent further spread of the virus.

Which areas will go ahead with lifting restrictions?

The government officially eased restrictions in Burnley, Hyndburn, and Stockport at midday today.

In these areas, residents can visit others’ homes and gardens if:

  • Everyone at the gathering lives in their household or bubble.
  • They are attending a birth (at the mother’s request).
  • The visit is to spend time with someone who is dying.
  • They are caring for a child or a vulnerable person.
  • To fulfill any legal obligations.
  • It is for work or education purposes.
  • There is an emergency.

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