Greater Manchester will move from local COVID alert level high to very high from 00.01 on Friday 23 October.
This means that new measures will come into place including:
In Greater Manchester, infection rates are among the highest in the country. As of 12 October, the weekly average for new cases was 1,591, an increase of 302% in one month since 12 September.
To support the local authority during this period, the government will be providing a £22 million funding package to protect public health and local economies, including compliance, enforcement and contact tracing activity across Greater Manchester. The government will also continue to discuss further business support funding with local leaders in line with what was agreed for Lancashire and Merseyside.
local COVID alert level very high will take effect across all parts of Greater Manchester:
Measures will only be in place as long as necessary, with case rates and epidemiology reviewed regularly. The restrictions in Greater Manchester will be reviewed by at least 11 November.
Guidance for Greater Manchester has been published: