Local outbreak restrictions
An outbreak of coronavirus outbreak has been identified in parts of North England, including in Greater Manchester and in Bury. The government and relevant authorities are acting together to control the spread of the virus but we all need to play our part to suppress the virus and bring the number of infections down.
There are the rules you must follow when meeting people who you do not live with.
Social contact restrictions
You must not:
- Host people you do not live with in your home or garden, unless they're in your support bubble
- Meet people you do not live with in their home or garden, whether inside or outside of the affected areas unless they're in your support bubble
A support bubble is where a household with one adult joins with another household. Households within a bubble can still visit each other, stay overnight, and visit public places together.
The police will be able to take action against those that break these rules, including asking people to disperse and issuing fixed penalty notices starting at £100 for those who participate in illegal gatherings.
People can still come inside your home or garden for specific purposes set out in law (eg to provide emergency assistance):
It's also critical that everyone observes some key behaviours:
Our Outbreak Control Plan sets out ways in which Bury Council, the local NHS and other partner organisations aim to manage local outbreaks.
Local outbreaks are identified and managed through continuous monitoring of the available data.