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Press notice - Government confirms Greater Manchester in “Very High” COVID alert level

Wed, 21/10/2020

October 20, 2020

Government confirms Greater Manchester in “Very High” COVID alert level

The government has confirmed Bolton, along with the rest of Greater Manchester, will be placed in Tier 3 or “Very High” COVID Alert Level from 00.01am on Friday (October 23).

Under Tier 3 restrictions:

• Pubs and bars must close. They can only remain open if they operate as a restaurant - serving substantial meals (like a main lunchtime or evening meal). They can only serve alcohol as part of the meal
• Adult gaming centres, bingo halls, bookmakers, betting shops, casinos, soft play centres must also close
• You must not socialise with anyone you do not live with indoors, in a private garden or in outdoor hospitality (you are still permitted to meet your support bubble and childcare bubble)
• You must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as a park
• People should avoid travelling outside Bolton, or entering another area rated Very High other than for work, education, accessing youth services, or to meet caring responsibilities
• People from Bolton should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK and visitors from elsewhere should avoid staying overnight in Bolton

We are awaiting confirmation of any further details.