Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed Bolton will move to the “very high” coronavirus alert level.

Here is what you can and can't do in a tier 3 lockdown area.

The new rules are due to apply from Friday. 

You are not allowed to meet socially with anybody who is not part of your household or your support bubble indoors or in certain outdoor locations.

You cannot meet in private gardens or pub gardens, but can meet in parks, beaches, countryside or forests, as long as you are not in a group of more than six.

Tradespeople can continue to go into a household for work.

Pubs and bars are only permitted to remain open to operate as restaurants, in which case alcohol can only be served as part of a substantial meal.

Schools and universities remain open, although universities have been asked to use remote learning where possible.

Places of worship remain open but household mixing is not permitted.

Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of people attending (15 and 30 respectively) but wedding receptions are not allowed.

Travelling outside a very high alert level area or entering a very high alert level area should be avoided other than for things such as work, education or youth services, to meet caring responsibilities or if travelling through as part of a longer journey.

Residents of a tier 3 area should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, while people who live in a tier 1 or tier 2 area should avoid staying overnight in a very high alert level area.

The following will also close:

  • Licensed clubs
  • Adult gaming centres
  • Bingo halls
  • Casinos
  • Bookmakers and betting shops
  • Children's soft play centres