More north west based businesses return to trading this morning

Many of the remaining businesses closed due to Covid-19 across the North West are reopening today as part of Phase 3 of easing lockdown restrictions.


Cafes, restaurants, pubs serving food, hairdressers and gyms are among those that can resume.


Crèches, and preschools will also open for children of all workers who need childcare to get back to work.


Face coverings will also be compulsory on public transport from today, while capacity will rise from 20 to 50 percent.