The latest data shows 29 towns, cities and boroughs on the UK's latest coronavirus 'watch list'.

A total of 29 local authorities have labels ranging from “concern” to “intervention”.

Preston in Lancashire is the latest UK city to come under increased local lockdown restrictions but the Government is keeping a close eye on more local authorities.

Preston was added to the list of places requiring intervention as the rate of new Covid-19 cases went up from 20.3 per 100,000 people in the week ending July 27 to 32.8 in the week ending August 3.

Residents are banned from mixing with people from outside their social bubble in homes, gardens, and indoor venues, such as pubs.

Leicester was the first city to suffer a local lockdown when the government said unlike the rest of England it would not be allowed to open pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and other non-essential businesses on July 4.

See below for the list of 29 towns and cities in full

Shoppers on the streets of Preston

New coronavirus lockdown laws carrying fines of up to £3,200 came into effect in parts of northern England earlier this month.

Areas including Manchester, parts of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire are subject to the stricter new lockdown regulations - including a ban on people from different households meeting in a private home or garden following a spike in coronavirus cases.

Anyone found flouting the rules could be fined £100 up to a maximum of £3,200 for repeat offences.


The legislation imposes restrictions on metropolitan, city and borough council areas in: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Calderdale and Kirklees.


Preston was added to the list of places requiring intervention
A total of 29 local authorities have labels ranging from “concern” to “intervention”

The list in full of the 29 towns and cities on the 'watch list':

Blackburn with Darwen

Bolton

Oldham

Bury

Leicester

Hyndburn

Bradford

Rossendale

Calderdale

Wigan

Pendle

Preston

Trafford

Luton

Manchester

Swindon

Rochdale

Northampton

Tameside

Peterborough

Salford

Sandwell

Kirklees

Bedford

Stockport

Wakefield

Burnley

Oadby and Wigston

Eden