BURY is to get additional support to tackle its rising coronavirus infection rates, the Government is set to announce this morning, along with issuing of new travel advice it is understood.

The Bury Times has been told residents in the borough, along with the rest of Greater Manchester, and parts of Lancashire could be 'subject' to the advisory travel restrictions, currently in place in Bolton.

Local MPs are currently being briefed before an announcement is made.

One MP told The Bury Times: "It seems like the advice which was given to Bolton will now possibly issued to further areas of Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

"They will be advisory only not legal so you can't get fined."

The MP said that more details would be annouced this morning.

Bury is currently 10th in the country for its covid infection rates, with other Greater Manchester boroughs being place in the top 20 for their covid case rates.

Over the weekend public health teams opened up walk-in centres to carry out surge vaccinations as well as testing to contain and protect people from the virus.

Council leaders in Bury have been calling on the Government to provide additional resources to tackle the rise in infections.

Bolton was given enhanced support, including the help of the military, and infection rates are falling off there.

Residents living in Bolton - and a handful of other places where there is a high prevalence off the Indian variant - are being told to minimise travel under conditions 'sneaked -in' which led to chaos and upset, with people cancelling their plans.

More to follow