Millions of people in the North West and West Yorkshire were placed under new restrictions over Covid-19 on Thursday evening after an increase in cases.
But the party at Scholes’ home went on Friday night, with revelers partying until 2:30 a.m., according to The Sun.
Images on social media appeared to show revelers ignoring social distancing rules, while Scholes was pictured outside the house as groups of people arrived.
Cameraphone footage also showed birthday boy Arron singing karaoke while wearing a t-shirt with “Lockdown Live” engraved on it.
The party was said to have taken place as 4.5 million people in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire were banned from meeting in people’s homes or gardens.
A local said the party was “selfish” after millions of people were forced to miss family opportunities because of lockdown rules.
“What about all the people who couldn’t attend a funeral or get married in front of their friends because of the lockdown? The local told The Sun.
“A lot of people have had to cancel their birthday parties – why is Paul Scholes’ son any different?
“It is exactly this kind of selfish behavior that is making it so difficult for the country to get rid of the pandemic.”
The source said the party appeared to have started at 7 p.m. on Friday – 7 p.m. after the new rules took effect – and continue until at least 2:30 a.m.
Greater Manchester Police have been contacted to comment on the alleged incident.
A representative for Paul Scholes has been contacted for comment.
According to the latest figures, the infection rate in Oldham has climbed to 58.1 per 100,000 population.
Anywhere with more than 50 cases per 100,000 is classified as “red” by the government.
Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham urged members of the public to abide by the latest lockdown rules, saying: ‘Anyone can get coronavirus and anyone can spread it.
“That’s why it’s so important that everyone observes the new restrictions. This includes not seeing friends and family members in each other’s homes and gardens.
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In May, scientists warned that family celebrations such as birthdays and weddings were among the “super-propagators” of the coronavirus.
Adam Kucharski, senior epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “If you look at where these super-propagating events are happening, it’s often at family reunions, meals, weddings and parties.
“We see about ten people infected instead of the usual reproduction number, which is around two or three. “