Local Authority C-19 Weekly Updates – 22nd October

Local Authority C-19 Weekly Updates – 22nd October

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Governance

Three-tier UK coronavirus local lockdowns

New lockdown regulations came into force in England on 14 October 2020, creating a three-tier system of restrictions to address local outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19). The lowest tier (medium) replicates the existing restrictions that apply nationwide by default. The upper tiers (high and very high) standardise local restrictions for regions with higher rates of infection. Paul Stone, Paul Hardy, Jonathan Blunden, George McLellan, Sarah Burton and Elizabeth Bingham of DLA Piper set out the key changes and enforcement measures.

See News Analysis: Three-tier UK coronavirus local lockdowns.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Manchester to enter local lockdown from 23 October

The Department of Health and Social Care has published guidance on additional restrictions which will be in place in Greater Manchester from 23 October 2020 due to increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. From 23 October, Greater Manchester will be in local COVID alert level: very high.

See: LNB News 21/10/2020 12.

South Yorkshire COVID alert level changed to very high amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department of Health and Social Care has announced that South Yorkshire is to move from local COVID alert level high to very high on 24 October 2020 amid the coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition to the usual restrictions imposed by the very high COVID alert level, following discussions with local leaders it has also been agreed that betting shops, adult gaming centres, casinos and soft play centres will be closed and gym classes will not be allowed, although gyms will remain open. South Yorkshire covers the areas of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and the City of Sheffield.

See: LNB News 21/10/2020 83.

Lancashire Coronavirus (COVID-19) alert upgraded from high to very high

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that Lancashire’s coronavirus (COVID-19) alert level will be upgraded from high to very high from

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