COVID-19 rules Manchester needs to follow

On Monday 12 October, the government announced new COVID-19 alert levels for England. Manchester will fall within Tier 2 – High Alert.

The new measures will come into force from midnight on 13th October 2020.

This is what it means for Manchester.

Indoors: People are banned from meeting anyone who is not in their household (ie people they live with under one roof) or bubble, indoors. This is now against the law.

Outdoors: People can meet up outdoors, including, now, in private gardens, as long as they follow the rule of six. Rule of six means no more than 6 people can gather together (unless they live together), with social distancing. Meeting in larger groups is against the law.

Hospitality/ Entertainment: Pubs, restaurants  will stay open but with restrictions such as table service only and closing at 10pm. Gyms, sports centres, hairdressers and cinemas can also carry on operating in a Covid-secure way. Nightclubs will not be open.

Alongside these measures, rules around the wearing of face coverings are still in effect. You should continue to follow social distancing rules and regularly wash your hands. 

There are exceptions to this information. You can read the full details at

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