Monday, 15 August 2022 – 16:43

New restrictions effective in parts of England and Wales from today

New restrictions are being implemented in more parts of the UK from today, as cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus rise sharply.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced new restrictions for parts of the North West of England, Midlands and West Yorkshire on Friday. Under the new restrictions, people living in certain areas will be banned from meeting others outside of their households inside private homes and gardens. People will be urged to avoid using public transport except for ‘essential reasons’ such as travelling to school and work, and licenced premises will have to close by 10pm each evening.

New restrictions are also being implemented in more parts of Wales which are seeing outbreaks of the virus.

The restrictions come in on the day in which Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce increased restrictions across the country to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday lunchtime, the PM is expected to tell MPs in the House of Commons that all pubs, bars and restaurants in England will have to close by 10pm each evening from Thursday.

Click through the tabs below to find out more about the confirmed restrictions effective from Tuesday. Some parts of the areas listed below may have tighter restrictions, as outlined by local authorities and on gov.uk.

 

{tab New restrictions in Merseyside, Warrington, Halton and Lancashire (excluding Blackpool and Greater Manchester)}

Effective from Tuesday 22 September 2020

Enforceable Restrictions

❌ Restrictions on meeting people from outside household in private homes and gardens

❌ Food and drink hospitality limited to table service only

❌ Leisure and entertainment venues must close between 10pm and 5am. Food and drink delivery services for orders placed online, by phone or post can continue through the night off premises.

 

Local Advice

⚠ Only use public transport for school, work and other essential journeys.

⚠ Avoid physical attendance as a spectator at amateur and semi-professional sporting events

 

Unaffected Areas

✔ No extra restrictions on meeting people from outside household in outdoor settings

✔ No extra restrictions on travelling into or out of the area impacted by restrictions

 

{tab New restrictions in Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees}

Effective from Tuesday 22 September 2020

Enforceable Restrictions

❌ Restrictions on meeting people from outside household in private homes and gardens

 

Unaffected Areas

✔ No extra restrictions on meeting people from outside household in outdoor settings

✔ No extra restrictions on travelling into or out of the area impacted by restrictions

 

{tab New restrictions in Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport}

Effective from 6pm on Tuesday 22 September 2020

Enforceable Restrictions

❌ Restrictions on travelling into or out of the areas impacted by restrictions (except for reasonable excuses such as travelling to work or to an educational setting)

❌ Rules on forming or being in an extended household to be suspended in these areas, with people only allowed to meet people they don’t live with outdoors.

 

Unaffected Areas

✔ No extra restrictions on meeting people from outside household in outdoor settings

 

{tab New restrictions in Wolverhampton and Oadby and Wigston}

Effective from Tuesday 22 September 2020

Enforceable Restrictions

❌ Restrictions on meeting people from outside household in private homes and gardens

 

Unaffected Areas

✔ No extra restrictions on meeting people from outside household in outdoor settings

✔ No restrictions on travelling into or out of the area impacted by restriction

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