How Tier 3 restrictions could affect High Peak residents

Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire are moving into Tier 3 - the toughest level of coronavirus restrictions - but what will it mean for people living in the High Peak?

The restrictions in Greater Manchester apply to the region's 10 boroughs, which are: 

  • Bolton 
  • Bury 
  • Manchester 
  • Oldham 
  • Tameside 
  • Trafford 
  • Rochdale 
  • Salford 
  • Stockport 
  • Wigan

The High Peak is bordered by Tameside and Stockport - two boroughs of Greater Manchester where the Tier 3 restrictions will be in place from 00.01am on Friday (23 October).

It is also close to the border with South Yorkshire - where the local authority areas of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield will be under Tier 3 restrictions from 00.01am on Saturday (24 October). 

This means the following areas will be under Tier 3: 

TAMESIDE - Broadbottom, Hollingworth, Mottram. 

STOCKPORT - Bramhall, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Marple, Bredbury, Reddish, Woodley and Romiley.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE - Barnsley (including Penistone) and Sheffield (including Stocksbridge). 

It means people should avoid travelling into any of the areas mentioned above - other than for work, education or for caring responsibilities. 

People can travel through the Tier 3 areas as part of a longer journey, such as when going to an airport, port or international rail terminal to travel abroad.

For a round-up of all of the Tier 3 restrictions, click here.

If you're unsure if the new measures will affect you, type your postcode into the government's checker here https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions to see which alert level applies in your area.

Glossopdale is still under Tier 2 - the 'high' Covid alert level. The areas where this applies are Dinting; Gamesley; Hadfield North; Hadfield South; Howard Town; Old Glossop; Padfield; Simmondley; Charlesworth; Chisworth; Tintwistle; and Whitfield.

It means that people in these areas cannot meet other households in any indoor setting and should only travel if essential. These measures are in addition to the need to continue to wash hands frequently, wear a face covering in enclosed spaces, stay at least 2 metres away from others and stick to the ‘rule of six’ including children. 

Read more about the restrictions in Glossopdale here

The rest of the High Peak - which roughly speaking is residents with SK17, SK22, SK23 and S33 postcodes - is under Tier 1, which is the 'medium' Covid alert level. This means the hands, face, space and ‘rule of six’ rules apply, as well as the 10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants. 

Read more on the government website here

Keep up to date with all the latest local and national developments here: https://www.questmedianetwork.co.uk/news/daily-coronavirus-updates/ 

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