FROM midnight tonight Greater Manchester will be plunged into the toughest restrictions in the UK. 

People in Bolton will join 44m people under the new rules, but what does that mean for you?

Here is a full list of what you can and can’t do once the new restrictions come into play.

You can:

  • See only one other person that you do not live with (or do not have a support bubble with) in certain public outdoor places - such as parks, public gardens, or outdoor sports facilities.
  • Attend a wedding or funeral  – 6 people can attend wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions are not allowed, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, 6 people can attend linked commemorative events.

You cannot:

  • Leave your home or garden unless you have a ‘reasonable excuse’ including where reasonably necessary for work, education, exercise or open air recreation and essential activities such as medical appointments and to buy food.
  • Meet socially indoors, in a private garden or most outdoor public venues with anybody they do not live with or have a support bubble with. Everyone who can work from home should do so.
  • Stay in accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, holiday lets and guest houses, other than where very limited exceptions apply.
  • Visit hospitality settings, such as bars (including shisha bars), pubs, cafes, restaurants, and social clubs, except for takeaway, delivery, drive-through and click and collect services. Takeaway must cease between 23:00 and 5:00, but delivery, drive-through and click-and-collect may continue during this period. This includes restaurants and bars within hotels or members’ clubs.
  • Visit indoor entertainment venues, such as casinos, bowling alleys, and bingo halls must close. Cinemas, theatres, and concert venues must also close.
  • Visit certain outdoor venues, such as botanical gardens, heritage sites, and zoos and other animal attractions may stay open, although indoor elements at these attractions must also close.
  • Use any indoor leisure and sports facilities, except where a legal exemption exists, such as for the training of elite sportspersons. 

Further details can be found on