New Restrictions in Wigan Borough

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The Government has implemented new restrictions in Wigan Borough, alongside the rest of Greater Manchester and parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire. We’ve summarised the guidance for you and will keep you up to date with any key changes

It means that:Households can no longer mix with other households unless they have an official social bubble, either in houses, gardens or public venues
Bars and restaurants will stay open as people within the same household can visit together
You can continue to meet in public outdoor spaces (e.g. parks) in groups of six people
Eid celebrations must follow the rules
People living outside the area can travel in for work and you can travel outside the area
You should not visit family or friends in Care Homes
Shielding rules continue to relax tomorrow in-line with national rules
Some other changes due to come in tomorrow have been paused by 2 weeks, including wedding receptions and casinos, reopeningEverything else remains the same, unless further announcements come in.
The Government has published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) which covers what you can and can’t do under the new restrictions

A statement from Professor Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health.
It’s important that we all continue to take the following measures to reduce the risk of catching or spreading Coronavirus:
try to stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with (or anyone not in your support bubble)
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
wash your hands as soon as you get home
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
wear a face covering on public transport and in enclosed indoor spaces – unless you have a reason you can’t.
Government advice on Social Distancing measures
Government Face Covering Guidance including list of exemptions