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MetiNews.Com - This is what the new restrictions mean for your life

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01 August 2020 - 06:48

Breaking News ! As new restrictions come into effect in Greater Manchester, these are the things that you can and can't do from today. From midnight on Friday, there was a new rule change affecting the whole of the region and parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire as a result of a spike in cases. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that different households CAN meet as long as they maintain social distancing. But as a rule, t he new measures means people will be banned from meeting each other inside their homes or in gardens, and prevents members of two different households from mixing in pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues. (Unless it's a beer garden - and then six people can meet). Andy Burnham has revealed the rising Covid infection rates that led both Greater Manchester’s leaders and the government to conclude new lockdown restrictions were needed in the region as numbers for the week to Monday showed increases in every part of the conurbation - apart from Rochdale. Read More Related Articles Katie McGlynn looks stunning as she watches the BAFTAs from home Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now Numbers in Rochdale, while still high, are falling as a result of targeted measures brought in last month. (July) Prime Minister Boris Johnson also confirmed at a press conference on Friday that further easing of coronavirus restrictions in England – due to come in this weekend – has been postponed for at least two weeks, amid concerns over increasing cases. Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not talk about the issue of childcare during a media briefing in Downing Street this lunchtime (Image: PA) He said: "You will remember at every point I have said our plan to reopen society and the economy is conditional, that it relies on continued progress against the virus, and we would not hesitate to put the brakes on if required. "With those numbers creeping up our assessment is that we should now squeeze that brake pedal to keep the virus under control." Are we in lockdown in Greater Manchester? No the government's brought in certain, targeted measures to reduce the rate of infection across the region. It means that people from separate households must not visit each other's homes or gardens. Can I go to work? Yes, you can go to work from today. Unless you are able to work from home effectively. Separately, working from home rules changed today which means that employers can ask staff to return to work as long as the workplaces are Covid-secure. But many workplaces are continuing to ask their employees to work from home. What about wedding receptions? They will NOT be able to go ahead this weekend, Boris Johnson announced on Friday. The easing on the rules on wedding receptions has been delayed for at least another fortnight. No food and drink or receptions are allowed (Image: PA) But wedding services or civil ceremonies can still go ahead with a maximum of 30 guests. Speaking during the Downing Street briefing Mr Johnson said: "With those numbers creeping up, our assessment is that we should squeeze that brake pedal… in order to keep the virus under control." The government guidance says: "No more than 30 people should attend a marriage or civil partnership, where this can be safely accommodated with social distancing in a Covid-19 secure venue." Can you socialise at pubs, churches or visitor attractions with people you don't live with? No. And you can't go to church with people if you don't live in the same households. Or go to the pub, community centres, cafes or restaurants. Unless it is a beer garden when six people can meet up outside. Households are defined by people living in the same house or a previous support bubble. Anyone who tries to dodge these rules faces being slapped with a £100 fine by police. Is shielding being lifted today? Yes. The rules around the clinically vulnerable and coronavirus have changed now shielding has officially ended in most of England as of yesterday, Friday July 31. It means from today, Saturday August 1, the guidance has been relaxed so clinically extremely vulnerable people will no longer be advised to shield, but support will remain available from NHS volunteers and local councils. However, due to local lockdown restrictions shielding will continue in some areas including Blackburn in the north west and parts of Leicestershire. You can check here which areas are subject to local lockdown restrictions. What about the snooker at The Crucible? It will not be happening with spectators watching. Sadly, it will take place behind closed doors today. The government has back-pedalled on its rules, so spectators won't be able to attend. Fans have been allowed into the Crucible Theatre to watch the World Snooker Championship today but won't be from Saturday (Image: PA) An announcement on the Crucible Theatre's website says: "Following the announcement from the UK Government that the easing of certain restrictions in England has been postponed, there will be no access for fans to the Betfred World Snooker Championship from Saturday 1 August." The event will take place without spectators. And horse racing? Is that on? It is - but behind closed doors. Sadly for spectators, The Glorious Goodwood Festival in Sussex today will go ahead without the usual crowd. There had been up to 5,000 racegoers due to attend the festival today as the South East had basked in record temperatures on Friday. The event will now take place behind closed doors without spectators. Read More Related Articles 'His family are broken': Heartbreaking tributes pour for tragic schoolboy, 15 Read More Related Articles Raheem Sterling's mansion targeted by burglars who preyed on celebrities What about close contact services at beauty salons? They are not able to proceed for at least another fortnight, unfortunately. The rules remain in place due to the restrictions announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. So waxing and anything that involves touching the face is out. But pedicures and manicures have been allowed since last month (July) as long as both staff and customers are wearing face coverings and that hand sanitising takes place.

. Can I go to the theatre? You cannot. Not yet - as Boris Johnson announced the u-turn on various measures that were due to take place from today. Live theatre performances are impacted by this and they won't be starting again for at least another 14 days while restrictions remain in place. Earlier this week, the boss of the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre warned shows will close and not reopen and more theatres will go out of business. The Royal Exchange in Manchester (Image: Getty Images) Producer Cameron Mackintosh confirmed that the West End production of The Phantom Of The Opera has permanently closed, while the Theatre Royal in Plymouth and the Theatre Royal in Newcastle are among the venues announcing plans to make redundancies and Southampton’s Nuffield Theatres will close its doors for good. Redundancies have also previously been announced at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre as a result of coronavirus restrictions. How about music venues? Another no. These will not be able to reopen from tonight due to the brakes being applied by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Band on the Wall (Image: ©John-Paul Brown, All Rights Reserved) This is sad news for Manchester - with music fans eagerly anticipated being able to listen to the sound of live music again. And it does nothing to help the future of much-loved and potentially at-risk venues such as Band On The Wall which have been hard hit financially due to lockdown. Greater Manchester's night time economy adviser Sacha Lord, founder of Parklife festival and the Warehouse Project, said he fears the new rules could lead to night-time venues (pubs, bars and restaurants) closing their doors once again due to a reduced footfall. “There’s a lot of panic at the moment,” he said. “The night time economy only opened a few weeks ago and is already on its knees, this feels like the final hammer blow.” He accused the government of "making it up as they go along." Surely casinos can open? No the popular late night city centre casinos must remain shut. This is because the same rules as theatres and music venues apply to casinos, which must wait at least another two weeks before the decision is reviewed by the UK government. All these rules are subject to the numbers coming down with the rates of infection dropping across Greater Manchester in the next fortnight. Or an ice rink? Ice rinks are among the attractions that must remain closed until at least August 15 as a result of the new restrictions, Boris Johnson announced. They had hoped to be able to reopen today with additional measures - such as social distancing, appropriate signage and hand sanitising. But for now, they need to remain shut. What about a bowling alley? No. Bowling alleys will have to remain closed for at least another fortnight, Boris Johnson announced at yesterday's Downing Street briefing. They had been scheduled to reopen as part of the phased lockdown easing, but the situation in Greater Manchester, parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire has scuppered this plan for now. Can I go out for a drink with my friends? No. Not inside pubs at least. You can only visit a pub indoors with members of your household. You must not visit pubs, restaurants or cafes if you live in Greater Manchester with anyone other than members of your household. You can, however, visit a pub beer garden with up to six people. Mr Burnham has called for more clarity for businesses with outdoor seating (Image: manchester Evening News) As the rules now include households forming a support bubble, you can visit with members of your 'bubble' as they are considered part of your household. A household is defined by the government as "a person or a group of people who live together in the same accommodation. A support bubble is where a single adult living alone, or a single parent with children under 18, can form an exclusive network with one other household where social distancing does not have to be observed. Is the cricket still on? No, the same rules apply to the cricket as to horse racing and snooker. The brakes have firmly been applied by the Prime Minister. Two matches in cricket's Bob Willis Trophy starting today had been due to welcome spectators - Surrey v Middlesex at the Oval in south London and Warwickshire against Northamptonshire at Edgbaston in Birmingham. “Pilots of crowds at sports events will now not take place,” the Prime Minister said at a Downing Street press conference on Friday afternoon. All the sporting events, including cricket, will now take place behind closed doors. This is what the government says on social contact If you live in one of the affected areas, in order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, you should not: meet people you do not live with inside a private home or garden, except where you have formed a support bubble (or for other limited exemptions to be specified in law). visit someone else’s home or garden even if they live outside of the affected areas. socialise with people you do not live with in other indoor public venues – such as pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, places of worship, community centres, leisure and entertainment venues, or visitor attractions. You may attend these venues with people you live with (or are in a support bubble with), but should avoid interaction with others. If you run such a business, you should take steps to ensure people do not interact with people they do not live with, in line with Covid-19 Secure guidance. What is happening in Blackburn? Shielding is continuing in Blackburn with Darwen as a result of the special measures there, the government has said. Elsewhere (with the exception of Leicester), shielding measures are being lifted. The people who are clinically vulnerable due to pre-existing health conditions are being urged to go out and about again if they are able to, as the virus is no longer widely circulating in the community.

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