Tier 2 Restrictions explained

The government has placed Greater Manchester into the "Tier 2" level of Covid-19 restrictions.  This includes Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the restrictions to MPs on Monday 12 September. Tier 2 - the medium level - comprises of current national measures, including the rule of six and the 10pm curfew, as well as further restrictions.

Here is a summary of the latest restrictions:

  • You cannot have people you do not live with in your home. (Unless they are in your bubble)
  • You cannot visit anyone else’s house (Unless they are in your bubble)
  • You cannot socialise with anyone outside your household or bubble in pubs, restaurants or any other indoor setting
  • You can still meet up to six people in a private garden or public outdoor setting, like a park
  • Businesses will not be told to close
  • Social distancing, the 10pm curfew and all other rules are maintained
  • All shops, schools and universities will remain open.

The new rules come into force on Wednesday 14th October.