Where are local lockdowns in place in the UK? Latest as Leeds sees spike in cases

Where are local lockdowns in place in the UK? Latest as Leeds sees spike in cases

LEEDS, Middlesbrough, Corby, Kettering and South Tyneside have been added to the government's coronavirus watchlist following a spike in coronavirus cases.

Norfolk, Rossendale in Lancashire and Northampton have become marked as "areas of enhanced support" after cases have risen in those areas.

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Where are the towns and cities on the UK's latest coronavirus local lockdown 'watchlist'?

In Leeds, the Covid-19 case rate is now 32.4 per 100,000 people, with council bosses saying young people for spreading the virus to different parts of the city.

Greater Manchester and parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire were thrown back into lockdown after new cases of coronavirus spiked.

Restrictions in Leicester and the North West also remain in place, while Luton is undergoing 'enhanced support' from the government, meaning it is given additional resources including increased testing.

Some areas previously subject to local lockdown restrictions, including Leicester, parts of Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and Lancashire will see them relaxed next week.

However, lockdown restrictions were eased from September 2 in Burnley, Hyndburn, Stockport and parts of Calderdale as well as Kirklees and Bradford, as originally planned by the government.

Social gatherings with other households are now permitted in homes, gardens, pubs or restaurants, according to new government advice.

But Bolton and Trafford in Greater Manchester saw no lifting of restrictions – as councils insist that infections remain too high.

People living within the hotspot areas are not allowed to meet one another inside homes, private gardens or any other indoor areas.

They must follow these rules even when visiting people in areas without outbreaks.

Casinos, skating rinks, bowling alleys, exhibition halls, conference centres and indoor play areas are not permitted to open in the areas – as they are in the rest of England.

The Government's lockdown watchlist was first published on April 23 and was last updated on September 4.

Areas of intervention

1. Pendle

2. Oldham

3. Blackburn with Darwen

4. Bradford

5. Rochdale

6. Manchester

7. Bolton

8. Tameside

9. Trafford

10. Bury

11. Preston

12. Salford

13. Leicester

14. Kirklees

15. Calderdale

Areas of enhanced support



Great Yarmouth









King's Lynn and West Norfolk

South Norfolk


North Norfolk

Areas of concern



Oadby & Wigston


South Tyneside





Where are local lockdowns in place in the UK?

On July 30, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that parts of Northern England would start to face new restrictions due to localised outbreaks.

“Based on the data, we decided that in Greater Manchester, parts of West Yorkshire & East Lancashire we need to take immediate action to keep people safe,” he tweeted.

“The spread is largely due to households meeting and not abiding to social distancing.

“So from midnight tonight, people from different households will not be allowed to meet each other indoors in these areas.”

At the moment, Leicester remains under limited lockdown restrictions, with residents awaiting news of the next review.

The affected areas are:

  • Greater Manchester:
    • City of Manchester
    • Trafford
    • Bury
    • Tameside
    • Rochdale
    • Salford
    • Bolton
    • Oldham
    • Preston
    • Blackburn with Darwen
    • Pendle
    • Bradford in the following wards:
      • Bolton and Undercliffe
      • Bowling and Barkerend
      • Bradford Moor
      • Eccleshill
      • Idle and Thackley
      • Little Horton
      • Great Horton
      • Queensbury
      • Royds
      • Tong
      • Wibsey
      • Wyke
      • City
      • Clayton and Fairweather Green
      • Heaton
      • Manningham
      • Thornton and Allerton
      • Toller
      • Keighley Central
      • Keighley East
      • Keighley West
      • Park
      • Warley
      • Northowram and Shelf
      • Town
      • Ovenden
      • Illingworth and Mixenden
      • Skircoat
      • Sowerby Bridge
      • Dewsbury East
      • Dewsbury West
      • Dewsbury South
      • Batley East
      • Batley West


      • Aberdeen
      • Glasgow

      According to Public Health England Pendle has the highest infection rate in England at 71.1 cases per 100,000 people, in details released on September 4.

      Oldham has also seen a consistent rise in cases with the council urging residents to “act now” to avoid a Leicester-style local lockdown.


      Residents there and in other locked-down areas are not allowed to socialise with other households in their homes, gardens or any other indoor venue, either inside or outside the local area.

      Travelling for work or education is allowed, but other travel is not advised.

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