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  • Issue 27: 21 October 2020

    Latest Updates on Salford Council's response to the COVID-19 outbreak

    The main council information page on the Coronavirus is updated daily.

    Tier system for local restrictions

    The Prime Minister announced on Monday 12 October a system of three tiers for local restrictions which went into force from Wednesday 14 October.

    • Areas in Tier 1- Medium: need to adhere to current national restrictions - such as the "rule of six" and social distancing.
    • Tier 2 - High: areas must reduce household-to-household transmission as these areas have a higher rate of infection. In these areas all mixing of households indoors will be restricted. The rule of 6 will apply outdoors, in public and in private gardens. Most places currently under local restrictions will automatically be placed into the High alert level. People should reduce the number of journeys they make. In High (Tier 2) areas certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am. Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through. These restrictions will be reviewed every four weeks. London was placed in Tier 2 towards the end of last week. Initially Greater Manchester, and therefore Salford, was placed in Tier 2, High. However the Government has moved Greater Manchester, including Salford, into Tier 3.
    • Tier 3 - Very High: areas. This is for areas with a very high rate of infection. Social contact limited to one household / support bubble indoors and one household / bubble in outdoor gardens, hospitality or ticketed venues. The rule of 6 applies in outdoor public spaces (e.g. parks) and sport courts. Schools, universities and essential businesses, like supermarkets, as well as places of worship can remain open. In Very High (Tier 3) areas pubs and bars must close; they can only remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant, which means serving substantial meals, like a main lunchtime or evening meal, and they may only serve alcohol as part of such a meal. Betting shops, adult gaming centre and casinos must close. People are asked not to travel in and out of these areas. For very high areas, the government will give further financial support for local test and trace, and local enforcement.
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  • Business owners face legal action if they are struggling to stay afloat through the crisis but don’t cease trading
  • Labour calls for apology over Minister’s “disgraceful” comment about children going hungry
  • Angela Rayner opens Labour’s Opposition Day Debate on a ‘fair one nation deal’ for communities facing Tier 3 restrictions
  • Nearly a million children under enhanced restrictions to lose free school meals support over the holidays
  • Jonathan Ashworth’s response to Matt Hancock’s statement
  • Labour to force Commons vote demanding a ‘fair one nation deal’ for communities facing Tier 3 restrictions
  • Labour forces parliamentary vote on free school meals after government refuses to change course
  • Labour calls for Conservative MPs to back free school meals in the holidays
  • Labour warns government: provide holiday free school meals until Spring – or face Commons vote
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  • Serco to exceed profit expectations
  • Institute of Directors report findings on Brexit preparedness
  • Institute of Directors report findings on Brexit preparedness
  • Jonathan Ashworth responds the Health Secretary’s statement to the House on further coronavirus restrictions
  • Rishi Sunak refuses to deny he vetoed SAGE recommendation for Covid-19 circuit breaker
  • Labour calls on government to ditch failing Serco and let councils run contact tracing
  • Keir Starmer’s statement about the fight against coronavirus
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