AN Oldham MP has revealed that the town and the rest of Greater Manchester is to be placed in Tier 2 of new Covid-19 restrictions to be announced later today.

Jim McMahon, the Oldham West and Royton MP, said on Twitter this will mean a ban on separate households meeting indoors in any setting, but not outdoors.

Pubs serving food will remain open and Oldham will be removed from its enhanced lockdown measures and brought into line with Greater Manchester