People from separate households will not be allowed to meet indoors in Salford from Midnight tonight, the government has announced.
The new measures are taken after the country saw its highest daily total of COVID-19 cases for more than a month.
Announcing the news, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said an “increasing rate of transmission” had been identified in those areas.
In a statement by the Mayor of Greater Manchester. Andy Burnham said there had been a “marked change in the picture” with regard to the spread of Covid-19 in the area.
“I ask all Greater Manchester residents – young and old alike – to protect each other by observing these new requirements,” he said.
The restrictions will apply to all indoor settings – therefore no two households should meet in places including pubs and restaurants.