Residents have been urged to follow the latest Covid-19 travel advice over the half-term break.

Bolton, along with the other boroughs in Greater Manchester, will be placed in the 'Very High' alert level from tomorrow.

Under this level of restriction, residents are asked to avoid leaving the borough except for work, education, or caring responsibilities.

You can still travel to hotels and other guest accommodation within Bolton but you should only do this with people in your household or support bubble.

In addition, you should avoid travelling to stay in a guest house, hotel or holiday venue either elsewhere in the UK or abroad, except for work, education or caring responsibilities.

Rules state you must not travel if you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms or living with someone who has symptoms. And you must also not travel if you have been told to self-isolate after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace, either because you have tested positive for coronavirus or have been identified as a close contact.

Bolton Council’s director of public health, Dr Helen Lowey, said: “I know this is a challenging and frustrating time for everyone, especially those families who may have been looking forward to a trip away over half term.

"This is a crucial phase in our response to the virus and the government guidance is clear, please do not leave Bolton unless it is necessary for work, education or to provide care.

"We all have a part to play and by making these kind of sacrifices now we can all get back to normal sooner.”