Bury has been placed into Tier 3: Very High alert when the National Lockdown ends at 12.01am on December 2.
Coronavirus rates are coming down in the borough – see figures below – but are still among the highest in the North West. However, if everyone continues to follow the restrictions we can keep the number of infections down and go into the Christmas period in a much better situation.
Many businesses are allowed to re-open, including essential and non-essential retail and personal care and close contact services such as hairdressers and barbers, beauty salons, tattoo parlours, nail salons, spas and beauty services, massage parlours and tanning salons.
Public buildings, such as libraries, community centres and halls; allotments and recycling and waste centres can re-open, along with leisure and sports facilities (group exercise classes should not go ahead).
However, regulations are stricter than the previous Tier 3, meaning hospitality settings, such as bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants, are only permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.
Meeting people socially remains restricted; you should not meet anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, indoors or in most outdoor places, including private gardens.
You must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches, countryside, public gardens, heritage sites or sports facilities.
Everyone who can work from home should do. All businesses and venues that are open are expected to follow COVID-19 secure guidelines to protect customers, visitors and workers.
Guidance has also been issued on forming a Christmas bubble between three households, so families can get together over the holiday period while still limiting the spread of the virus.
For now we remain in national lockdown, and these restrictions must be followed until the Tier 3 rules come into place.
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Bury Council Update – 27 Nov 2020