£100 FINES for people breaking lockdown rules in the North of England are to be signed into law today.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is set to publish and sign the new coronavirus regulations which will force people in the new targeted areas in Greater Manchester, parts of Lancashire and West Yorkshire not to visit other people’s homes.
The rules, which were introduced last Friday, mean people of different households shouldn’t be meeting up indoors or even in gardens.
Anyone caught breaking the rules could get slapped with fines.
4.5million are now under the increased restrictions in the North of England, aimed to stop the spike in cases and stop the need for further measures and a full lockdown.
They were put in place by the PM last week who remains worried about a rise in infections for the first time in weeks.
However, people can still go out to visit shops and cafes – and even go to work.
The affected areas include all of the 2.8million residents of Greater Manchester, as well as the Lancashire towns of Blackburn, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Rossendale.
West Yorkshire, Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees were also hit.
Leicester was also included in the households ban, but pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopened on Monday.
However, leisure centres, gyms and pools will have to remain closed for now.