News New restrictions announced in parts of the North East and North West, and a relaxation of the lockdown in Bolton

The measures were announced earlier today, and come into force from Midnight on Saturday 3rd October

“Today the Government have announced new measures for parts of the North East and North West restricting residents meeting anyone outside of their household or bubble in any indoor setting. This includes pubs, restaurants and bars.

These measures, identical to those brought in earlier this week to the North of England, are enforceable by law and apply to the following places:

- Hartlepool
- Middlesbrough
- Halton
- Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, the Wirral)
- Warrington

In contrast to this, the Government have today also relaxed the lockdown rules that have previously been in force in Bolton.

From midnight on Saturday 3rd October, Bolton will be brought in line with the rest of Greater Manchester.

This means that hospitality businesses, which have been closed for the past 3 week, can reopen until the early 10pm closure and with rule of 6 restrictions.

To help support the industry the Government have made grants available to eligible businesses of up to £1,500.”