Boris Johnson is expected to announce the removal of most coronavirus restrictions on July 19 despite a recent increase in cases.
The decision, named ‘step 4’, would see the removal of masks, social distancing and limits on social mixing.
Restrictions on the number of guests at events such as weddings and funerals will also be dropped.
Clubs will be able to reopen and businesses such as restaurants, cinemas and theatres can return to normal capacities.
However, the government has admitted that there could be 50,000 cases detected per day by July 19 and will confirm their decision to go ahead with this next step on July 12.
In a press conference, Boris Johnson made it clear that the next few weeks are about ‘balancing the risks‘.
Coronavirus cases in Greater Manchester continue to creep up alongside the rest of the country, with the city of Manchester reporting 532.0 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending July 1, according to Public Health England.
Bolton has the lowest rate amongst all of the boroughs with 300.1 cases per 100,000 people.
The regional rate is now above the national average.
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