Read More: SNP shamed: Only ONE pub asked to share customer details to stop COVID. Ms Sturgeon said 54 cases had now been associated with the cluster and 191 close contacts had been traced through the Test and Protect system. A local lockdown in Aberdeen will be extended for another week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. As soon as a cluster is detected, local NHS health protection teams take charge of the incident. Aberdeen is Scotland's third biggest city and around 230,000 people live there. by Adele Merson August 5, 2020, 7:05 pm Updated: August 5, 2020, 9:07 pm [INSIGHT]Five million back in lockdown as infections spike as Aberdeen is shut [ANALYSIS]Coronavirus LIVE: Riot police deployed to enforce mask-wearing [LIVE]. Ms Sturgeon said there were now 54 cases in the "significant outbreak" and that community transmission could not be ruled out. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. The new lockdown in Aberdeen will see pubs and outdoor hospitality close immediately from today. The restrictions mean that the 228,000 people who live in the Aberdeen city area are no longer allowed into each others' houses. Oldham is on the verge of a full local lockdown, with cases surging and breaches of restrictions reported. A statement from Scottish Tourism Alliance and UK Hospitality said the lockdown was a "devastating blow" to businesses just beginning to trade again after months of strict lockdown. Video, Inside the world's richest esports player's mansion, NYC bendy bus left drooping from overpass, North Korea unveils new submarine-launched missile, Trump takes final swipes at China's big companies, New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain dies, Fake news 'causing UK South Asians to reject jab', Indonesia searches rubble for earthquake survivors, Follow the latest on the first local lockdown in Scotland. Indoor and outdoor hospitality venues – including pubs, cafes and restaurants – have been ordered to close. "It is absolutely critical that all businesses and customers follow the government guidelines and safety protocols stringently and that we safeguard as best as we can to prevent this situation happening elsewhere in the country.". Residents in these areas are banned from meeting people from different households indoors. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The city of Aberdeen was today put back into lockdown as pubs, cafes and restaurants were shut and its population of more than 200,000 people were banned from travelling more than five … Scots will … “I can’t say at this stage that those restrictions will be lifted yet but it may still be a little bit premature for that.”. ... First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said 54 cases have now been reported in the cluster. 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While restaurants and bars remain open, residents from two different households are not allowed to meet. Biden unveils $1.9tn US economic relief package, Inside the world's richest esports player's mansion. Where has the initial positive case been? People are being told not to travel to Aberdeen, and those living in the city face travel restrictions. Lockdown measures are to be reimposed in the Aberdeen area after a spike in coronavirus cases, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said, according to a report by Sky News. Authorities have urged Oldham residents not to mix with other households indoors, asking them to "act now to prevent a local lockdown" adding there is "no time to lose". Andrew McRae said: "While local lockdowns might be necessary to prevent additional nationwide restrictions, today's announcement will be a hammer blow for independent firms in Aberdeen and the north east.". It said it now expects to make a loss of between £70m and £75m for the year to August. It is disappointing for the staff and for the customers, all of whom have abided by the regulations very carefully. Read about our approach to external linking. Travelling for work or education is permitted, but other travel is not advised. Aberdeen lockdown review: A five mile travel ban for leisure or holidays is also in place, Aberdeen lockdown review: Nicola Sturgeon said it was too soon to ease lockdown in Aberdeen, Aberdeen lockdown review: Authorities have urged Oldham residents not to mix with other households indoors, Oldham lockdown: What's Oldham's R-Rate? Ms Sturgeon said the situation in Aberdeen should be "the biggest wake-up call" since the early days of the pandemic. Stonehaven train crash: Nicola Sturgeon issues urgent statement, Aberdeen lockdown review: Pubs and restaurants were told to close after the outbreak was discovered, Queen heartbreak: The TRUTH behind Prince Philip's secluded retirement. After the devastating news of the restricted form of local lockdown in Aberdeen being extended, Julia Bryce reflects on the roller-coaster impact Covid-19 has had on the city's hospitality sector. “We need more time to see whether it’s starting to properly reduce in the way we would want it to and I do think the evidence that we have thus far is that Test and Protect has done a very good job.”. It also emerged eight Aberdeen FC players had visited the city's Soul Bar, with two later testing positive for coronavirus. People who are visiting Aberdeen do not need to leave, but should follow the guidance and take "extra care" when they return home. The local lockdown imposed in Aberdeen a week ago after a spike in coronavirus cases is to remain in place. "I thought with the closure of some pubs in Aberdeen that that might be enough to allow us to continue. Residents in Aberdeen were told not to visit one another's households, and restrictions were put on hospital and care home visits. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reimposed lockdown measures in Aberdeen following a cluster of coronavirus cases in the city. However, in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire local lockdown continues for the foreseeable future. It is about that basic principle of person, place and time, and local teams do the detective work. Aberdeen is Scotland's third biggest city and around 230,000 people live there. Five million back in lockdown as infections spike as Aberdeen is shut, Coronavirus LIVE: Riot police deployed to enforce mask-wearing, Rishi Sunak: Chancellor urged not to end support measures, France second wave: Macron faces mounting disaster after huge spike, Suppliers tuning in to customer needs: The Crusader fighting for you. They need to build up a picture of risk from where transmission started. 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Aberdeen: On the streets as city goes back into lockdown "This morning this place was buzzing... in the space of a few hours it's like being back in March," one coffee shop owner says. Tougher lockdown rules were brought into effect in the city on 5 August to help stop the spread of coronavirus . If it's longer, then that's unfortunate but I would like to see the customers back next Thursday. A review on the local lockdown in Aberdeen, which has now been in place for two weeks, is due on Wednesday. You can unsubscribe at any time. newspaper archive. The Federation of Small Businesses said government "at all levels" would need to "step up" and help those affected. The First Minister told Monday's coronavirus briefing: “I think we do see signs, and it’s too early to be absolutely definitive about this, the increase in cases in that cluster has decelerated a bit, so it is slowing down. People who have visited any of these premises recently are being urged to be "extra vigilant" about symptoms. She added: “We will continue to monitor it closely, we have to review the restrictions again on Wednesday, seven days from the last review. In the past week, Public Health England figures showed there have been 69 cases per 100,000 in Blackburn with Darwen, overtaking Leicester, where the infection rate has fallen to 50 cases per 100,000. Aberdeen chiefs have warned a national lockdown would spell disaster for Aberdeen - with one claiming it would prove the "kiss of death" for businesses in the city. s have been reimposed in Aberdeen due to a coronavirus cluster in the city Deputy Chief Constable Will Kerr added: "Our officers will continue to explain the legislation and guidance but, for the minority who may choose to breach the regulations and risk the health of others, we will not hesitate to take enforcement action where appropriate.". Aberdeen's coronavirus lockdown will remain in place for at least another week, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Details of the cluster, which was initially linked to people who had visited the Hawthorn Bar on 26 July, first emerged on Sunday. Scotland has favoured a "boots on the ground" approach when it comes to Test and Protect. © 2021 BBC. No end date for the lockdown for parts of the north is currently in sight, with data showing cases surging in the region. How is Scotland tackling local coronavirus clusters? The restrictions apply to Greater Manchester, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendleton, Rossendale, Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale. Coronavirus: Lockdown to be reimposed in Aberdeen after spike in cases. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Lockdown restrictions have been reimposed in Aberdeen due to a coronavirus cluster in the city, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Aberdeen city has been put back on lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases. Police Scotland said there would be additional patrols in Aberdeen, and that officers would continue the approach shown throughout the pandemic. This means that the … Aberdeen back in lockdown day after Queen passes through airport as cases spike. Bar owner Colin Cameron told BBC Reporting Scotland: "I'm angry. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Pubs and restaurants were shut two … A No 10 spokesman said local lockdown restrictions are being kept "under constant review". The first minister said restrictions on hospitality businesses would be backed by legislation and enforced if necessary. Aberdeen is to remain in local lockdown for a third week as it is not yet safe to lift the restrictions, Nicola Sturgeon said. Restrictions were placed on travel and visits to other households as Aberdeen was put back into lockdown on August 5, after coronavirus cases doubled in 24 … The local lockdown restrictions, which have affected 228,000 people in Aberdeen, were: bars, cafes, restaurants and pubs were closed no travel … Pubs and restaurants were ordered to close by 17:00 on Wednesday. Residents warned 'Act now'. What can I now do - and what are the rules? Who have they been in contact with? Nicola Sturgeon announced earlier this month that new restrictions would be … Asked if it was safe for schools to reopen in Aberdeen next week, the first minister said: "If it's a choice between hospitality and schools, we are choosing schools right now.". Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament on … Wed 5 Aug 2020 13.59 EDT 421 Nicola Sturgeon has warned that an emergency lockdown in Aberdeen could extend to other towns in the region after health officials linked 32 … The First Minister said her "fears had been realised" in announcing a return to lockdown restrictions for Aberdeen. I'm disappointed. NHS Grampian has published a list of venues which have been visited by people linked to the cluster, including 28 bars and cafes. Now 207 cases have been linked to bars and restaurants in Aberdeen, with 1,050 contacts of those diagnosed identified. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. 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Despite saying coronavirus cases from the cluster were “decelerating”, she added measures may last at least another week. Aberdeen lockdown review: When will lockdown ease in Aberdeen? The restrictions will be reviewed next Wednesday and may be extended further if necessary. Asked whether measures in Leicester could be lifted, he said: "We continue to keep all the areas under local lockdown under constant review and where we can ease restrictions, we have done.". Tougher lockdown rules have been brought in again in Aberdeen, to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The belief is that local knowledge is the best way to break a cluster down. Aberdeen City Council and Police Scotland had been involved in the decision to continue the local lockdown measures. The US president-elect says the nationwide vaccine rollout so far has been "a dismal failure". A five-mile travel ban for leisure or holidays is also in place, as well as no travel to the city even if you live in Aberdeen. Manchester lockdown: Is Manchester still in local lockdown? Ms … Groups of up to six people can meet up outdoors, so long as social distancing is adhered to. ", Asked if he thought it would be kept to last seven days, Mr Cameron replied: "I would hope it is, and I will count down the days, but I'm not sure. Leicester's lockdown was the subject of a meeting by officials on Monday, and some are expecting an announcement easing restrictions soon. Sturgeon announced on Wednesday a partial emergency lockdown in Aberdeen, which involved closing all pubs, bars and restaurants for at least … Aberdeen will finally emerge from its local lockdown this week after Nicola Sturgeon announced an easing of restrictions. She said pubs and restaurants would be closed as part of the measures. A review on the local lockdown in Aberdeen, which has now been in place for two weeks, is due on Wednesday. Ms Sturgeon said the decision to reimpose restrictions had been taken "extremely reluctantly" after discussions with NHS Grampian, Police Scotland and the city council. Birmingham lockdown: Is Birmingham going into lockdown? SNP shamed: Only ONE pub asked to share customer details to stop COVID. ABERDEEN was placed under new lockdown restrictions following a coronavirus outbreak. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. They are being told not to travel more than five miles for leisure purposes. Express. Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed Aberdeen’s lockdown will be extended for another week. Hotel restaurants can remain open, but to provide food for residents only. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express The borough in Greater Manchester now has the highest seven-day coronavirus infection rate in the country - 107.5 cases per 100,000 people. Pubs and restaurants were told to close after the outbreak was discovered. Coronavirus UK: How many people have died from coronavirus? "It can happen here and it is happening here, in Aberdeen.". Aberdeen lockdown begins as Covid cluster grows On Wednesday, the restrictions were extended for a third week - a move which has split opinion in the city. But she added: "I would expect the way they have behaved in recent days the owners of these businesses in Aberdeen will act voluntarily, and I would thank businesses in hospitality for their co-operation so far.". VideoInside the world's richest esports player's mansion. Weekly quiz: What's the Sex and the City reboot called? Test your knowledge of the coronavirus restrictions. Currently, areas of the North West, West Yorkshire, East Lancashire and Leicester are all under local restrictions after an increase in coronavirus cases. As of Thursday August 27, Aberdeen is no longer in lockdown thanks to a drop in cases and the transmission rate in the city. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. 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