Statement on local lockdown in Trafford

Matt Hancock (Health Secretary) has just announced that the restrictions will NOT be being lifted today in Trafford, this is due to a sharp rise in the infection rate at a local level putting us into the amber zone.

If the Government had taken the recommendations from Trafford Council and the Director of Public Health last week, they could have avoided the latest round of chaos and confusion and another U-turn.

I too am disappointed, we are all missing family and friends. However, the infection is known to spread when in social contact so for the time being, until data shows reduced infection rates, we must continue to only meet one other household or 6 people socially outdoors and we must continue to stay out of each other’s homes and gardens in line with the official guidance.