Preston, Lancashire, is the latest UK town to come under increased local lockdown restrictions, but the government is watching more local authorities closely.
Preston was added to the list of places requiring intervention as the rate of new Covid-19 cases fell from 20.3 per 100,000 people in the week ending July 27 to 32.8 in the week ending July 3 August.
Residents are prohibited from mingling with people outside of their social bubble in homes, gardens and indoor places, such as pubs.
Leicester was the first city to endure a local lockdown when the government said, unlike the rest of England, that it would not be allowed to open pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and other non-essential businesses on 4th July.
See below for a full list of 29 cities
New coronavirus lockdown laws, with fines of up to £ 3,200, came into effect in parts of northern England earlier this month.
Areas such as Manchester, parts of eastern Lancashire and West Yorkshire are subject to new, more stringent foreclosure regulations – including a ban on people from different households meeting in a house or private garden in following a spike in coronavirus cases.
Anyone breaking the rules can be fined £ 100 up to a maximum of £ 3,200 for a repeat offense.
The legislation places restrictions on the metropolitan, municipal and municipal areas of: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Calderdale and Kirklees.
The complete list of the 29 cities on the ‘watch list’:
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