Areas affected and summary
Do you live in the affected area?
It is against the law to:
- host people you do not live with in your home or garden, unless they are in your support bubble
- meet people you do not live with in their home or garden (whether inside or outside of Bolton), unless they are in your support bubble or childcare bubble
In other venues you must stick to the rule of 6.
However for Bolton residents, we advise you not to meet anyone from other households (unless they are in your support or childcare bubble) until we can get our virus infection rate down.
No, the borough of Bolton restrictions do not apply to you. Please see advice from your council about what you can and cannot do during this time.
New local COVID Alert Levels
Bolton, along with the rest of Greater Manchester, is now at Tier 3 or 'Very High' COVID Alert LevelFind out more
Bolton, along with the rest of Greater Manchester, has been placed into the ‘Very High’ alert level.
This means extra restrictions are in place to prevent the spread of the virus:
- Pubs and bars must close. They can only remain open if they operate as a restaurant - serving substantial meals (like a main lunchtime or evening meal). They can only serve alcohol as part of the meal
- Wedding receptions will not be permitted, although services can go ahead with a limit of 15 people
- People should avoid travelling outside their local area, or entering another area rated Very High other than for work, education, accessing youth services, or to meet caring responsibilities
- People from Bolton should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK and visitors from elsewhere should avoid staying overnight in Bolton
- You must not socialise with anybody in any indoor setting unless you live with them or they are part of your support bubble or childcare bubble. This includes private homes and indoors in hospitality venues, such as pubs.
- You must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as parks, allotments, or the countryside
- Schools, colleges, and the university remain open
- Places of worship remain open but with no household mixing
- Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds
- Wear a face covering when required
- Maintain social distance of 2 metres
The measures for Bolton, introduced on 23 October, will be reviewed monthly. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please email us.
Why can’t the restrictions only be applied to the areas with the most cases?
Transmission of the virus is widespread across the borough. By asking the whole area to observe the restrictions it will greatly reduce the risk of spread, protect people’s health, and ensure that restrictions can be lifted as soon as possible.
If you have a question or would like further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org