When will lockdown end?


Greater Manchester is facing a third week under local lockdown restrictions that prevent people from different households mixing indoors.

While infection rates in some areas continue to rise, other areas have managed to drive rates down since the measures were introduced at the end of July.

The last time the government reviewed its local lockdown measures was on 13 August, according to the Department of Health. At that time health officials decided that the current restrictions would remain in place for now.

But when is the next review scheduled for and when could the restrictions be lifted?

According to legislation enforcing the new rules, the government is obliged to carry out a review into the restrictions every two weeks, which would mean another review would have to take place by 27 August.

However, announcing the continuation of the rules last week, health minister Edward Argar suggested there may be another review sooner.

He said: “We will review the measures again next week as part of our ongoing surveillance and monitoring of the latest data.”

What all this means for Out In The City is that we have to wait for an announcement before we can hold an indoor meeting.

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