The Evening Standard

Indoor household visits banned across swathes of northern England in major coronavirus crackdown

July 31, 2020

People from different households across swathes of northern England have been banned from meeting each other indoors.


It comes as part of “immediate action” to combat the continued spread of coronavirus in the UK, Matt Hancock announced before the order came into force at midnight.


The Health Secretary tweeted a list of the areas in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and East Lancashire where households will no longer be allowed to meet each other indoors.


The areas where the new restrictions apply are Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirkless, and the City of Leicester.


Meanwhile, pubs, cafes and restaurants can reopen in Leicester from Monday as lockdown measures are eased in the city.


The borough of Oadby and Wigston on the outskirts of the city is moving completely out of local lockdown after being told to observe strict measures from June 29  following a spike in coronavirus cases.

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