Residents in Oldham, Manchester are facing stricter measures after there has been a spike in coronavirus cases.
New restrictions have been immediately put in place to try and avoid a Leicester style lockdown. Residents will not be allowed to have visitors to their homes and are to stay two metres apart from people when seeing friends or family.
Oldham recorded 119 cases in the week to 25 July, compare to the previous week just having 26 cases.
This represents a current rate of 50.2 of positive tests per 100,000 population, compared to 10.2 per 1000,000 population the previous week.
Councillor Arooj Shah, deputy leader of Oldham Council said, “We’re urging residents to continue to take the risk of coronavirus seriously and to stick to the guidelines.
“The best way to avoid infection is to limit contact with others as much as possible and to stay home wherever you can, including working from home.”