After continuous back and forth between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, the government has stepped in and declared a tier 3 lockdown from Friday at midnight. 

After eight days of “discussion”, the central government and local council were unable to reach an agreement to support those would be greatly affected by the introduction of these new lockdown measures to the region. 

From Friday 23rd October at 00:00am, Manchester will be placed into Tier 3 regional lockdown, but what does that mean?

Under these tighter restrictions, bars and pubs that aren’t serving “substantial meals” will be forced to close.

People from different households aren’t allowed to mix indoors or outdoors including private gardens and hospitality venues. 

Travel in and out of the area is asked to be restricted and should only be done unless absolutely necessary. 

Let’s see how this one pans out…