A total of 48 locations in England now have local lockdown rules preventing people from meeting at someone else’s.
The rules were imposed in parts of the nation to lower the virus rate.
It comes after the government announced that Covid-19 has spread rapidly in some regions of the country.
People can be fined £ 200 for failing to comply Mirror online reports.
The restrictions mean people in these areas cannot meet in any other private apartment – including a houseboat, as well as a garden, yard, passage, staircase, or outbuilding.
In addition, they cannot attend a meeting outside their area.
There are some exceptions, such as E.g. if you all live in the same household or in a “bubble” – either in a support bubble or for childcare.
Other exceptions are:
- For work, education, training or childcare
- Provide emergency aid, avoid injury or illness, or escape the risk of injury
- Children from separated parents can split the time between their two homes.
- Participate in childbirth at the request of the mother
- Visiting a close family member or friend who you reasonably believe is dying
- Compliance with a legal obligation
- Care or support for a vulnerable person
- Facilitating a move
This is not a complete guide as your region may have things that are against the advice but not the law.
In addition, the government announced today, Thursday October 1st, that it will be illegal to meet in places such as pubs in the Liverpool metropolitan area, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough starting Saturday 3rd October.
However, for now, here are all 48 areas of England that are illegal to meet people who do not live in a private apartment with.
- Birmingham City Council
- Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
- Blackpool Council
- Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
- Bradford Metropolitan District Council
- Burnley Borough Council
- Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
- Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
- Chorley Borough Council
- Wolverhampton City Council
- Durham County Council
- Fylde Borough Council
- Gateshead Council
- Halton Borough Council
- Hyndburn Borough Council
- Kirklees Metropolitan Council
- Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
- Lancaster City Council
- Leeds City Council
- Leicester City Council
- Liverpool City Council
- Manchester City Council
- Newcastle City Council
- North Tyneside Council
- Northumberland County Council
- Oadby and Wigston Borough Council
- Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
- Pendle Borough Council
- Preston City Council
- Ribble Valley Borough Council
- Rochdale Borough Council
- Rossendale Borough Council
- Salford City Council
- Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
- Sefton Borough Council
- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
- South Ribble Borough Council
- South Tyneside Council
- St Helens Borough Council
- Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
- Sunderland City Council
- Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
- Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
- Warrington Borough Council
- West Lancashire Borough Council
- Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
- Wirral Metropolitan District Council
- Wyre Borough Council
In a statement to the Commons today, Matt Hancock said: “We took further action in the Northeast earlier this week. However, in parts of Teesside and northwest England, cases continue to rise rapidly.
“There are 268 cases per 100,000 people in Liverpool so we need to act together. Today, in collaboration with Council Presidents and Mayors, I am extending these measures, which have been in place in the North East since the beginning of this week, to include the Liverpool, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough metropolitan areas.
“We will give the local authorities £ 7 million in these areas to support them in their vital work.”