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Mayor of Greater Manchester responds to Government announcement on easing of business restrictions

THE MAYOR of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has responded to the announcement from Government today (Friday 4 September) of further easement of restrictions on businesses across the city-region.

Andy Burnham said: “We have been asking the Government to consider easing restrictions on business opening across Greater Manchester and welcome the Secretary of State’s positive announcement today. There is no evidence that these businesses are causing the spread of the virus and we know that these premises are making arrangements to operate in a safe way.

“It is understandable that this won’t apply in Bolton for the time being, but we will be working hard with Bolton Council and partners to move to a position where the restrictions on business opening can be eased as soon as possible.

“However, it is important people continue to follow the rules on no social gatherings in the home and the public health advice on washing hands, face coverings and social distancing.”

Article Published: 04/09/2020 18:31 PM