Great Britain

Local lockdown list: Which UK towns and cities have coronavirus restrictions?


THE Government has released a list of places which could be at risk of a local lockdown.

Oldham currently tops the list of 29 areas that are being closely monitored by NHS officials due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

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

Tighter restrictions have been imposed in Preston to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Restrictions on indoor gatherings in Leicester and the North West will stay in place and Bedford and Swindon have been added to the lockdown "watch list".

The list was first published April 23 and was last updated August 7.

1. Blackburn with Darwen

2. Bolton

3. Oldham

4. Bury

5. Leicester

6. Hyndburn

7. Bradford

8. Rossendale

9. Calderdale

10. Wigan

11. Pendle

12. Preston

13. Peterborough

14. Trafford

15. Luton

16. Manchester

17. Swindon

18. Rochdale

19. Northampton

20. Tameside

21. Salford

22. Sandwell

23. Kirklees

24. Bedford

25. Stockport

26. Wakefield

27. Burnley

28. Oadby and Wigston

29. Eden

What towns and cities have been put into local lockdown already?

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.

Manchester is also unlikely to see its lockdown lifted for a while too.

The affected areas are:

Greater Manchester


West Yorkshire


According to the Public Health England Oldham has the highest infection rate in England at 107.5 cases per 100,000 people in the week leading up to August 8, nearly double the week before.

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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