Mancs are currently facing stricter lockdown rules.
Following the announcement just yesterday that residents of Greater Manchester would be required to abide by stricter lockdown measures, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged Mancunians to ‘cancel’ any plans to visit Scotland, in a bid to reduce the spread of the virus. Scots have also been advised to avoid travelling to Greater Manchester and the other towns and cities included in the North West’s tighter rules.
Speaking of the update, Nicola Sturgeon said: “I’m grateful to the Prime Minister for the update on the recent developments in the North West of England and all four nations agreed on the importance of sharing localised information as we work together to continue to suppress the virus.
“We have always been clear that localised flare ups are likely as we continue to suppress the virus but by responding quickly and appropriately we can limit the effect these have on wider transmission.
“I strongly advise anyone planning to travel to areas affected in the north of England, or anyone planning to travel to Scotland from those same areas, to cancel their plans.
“Anyone whose travel is essential should follow public health advice at all times including the FACTS guidance and remain extra vigilant in monitoring for symptoms.”
Residents of Greater Manchester, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Burnley, Rossendale, Blackburn with Darwen, Pendle and Hyndburn will no longer be able to meet with other households indoors or in venues such as bars and restaurants, and now must only meet with others outdoors in groups of 6 maximum. The new regulations came as a result of increased cases, which have been identified by Track and Trace as a result of “households meeting and not abiding to social distancing”.
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