Risk of local lockdowns - are Covid-19 cases in your area rising or falling?

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Risk of local lockdowns - are Covid-19 cases in your area rising or falling?
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The North East of England is set be the next region to be plunged into local lockdown restrictions after a surge in cases with a pub curfew mooted.

In June, Leicester became the first city to see a local lockdown imposed after public health officials raised alarm over the number of Covid-19 cases in the city. 

On  July 30 Boris Johnson ordered swathes of the north of England back into partial lockdown as he warned of a “damaging second wave” hitting the UK.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Greater Manchester, Bradford, Blackburn and other areas were banned from holding indoor meetings involving people from different households.

It came after NHS data showed ­coronavirus reaching worrying levels in parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire, prompting the Prime Minister to take “immediate action” to keep people safe.

People from different households were banned from meeting indoors in Greater Manchester, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendleton, Rossendale, Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale.

And after a spike in cases, Bolton and Trafford were kept within the restrictions as the rest of the northern lockdown was lifted in the beginning of September.

Birmingham became the latest city to face localised restrictions with a ban on households mixing, just a day after the Government announced the outlawing of gatherings of more than six people for the whole of England. 

As of Monday September 14, social gatherings of more than six people are illegal in England. The new rules follow a surge in Covid-19 infections.

A pub curfew and ban on household mixing are among the new restrictions set to be introduced in the North East, the leader of Newcastle City Council has revealed.

Use the Telegraph's interactive postcode tool and map below to see whether cases are on the rise in your area, and what the latest case rate is per 100,000 people.

The highest infection rates

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described local lockdowns as a measure of "last resort" and set out "five principal components" for tackling new potential outbreaks – "monitoring, engagement, testing, targeted restrictions" and finally lockdown.

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference in July, he warned that local lockdowns would remain a "feature of our lives for some time to come".

Read more: Boris Johnson's 'road map' back to 'normality'

The Leicester lockdown came when its infection rate was three times higher than any other local authority in England, at more than 130 cases per 100,000 each week.

Check your local area or search for another using the tool below to see whether cases are on the rise, and when the peak in infections arrived.

The number of confirmed cases relies on the extent and availability of testing in the local area, so the data is likely to be an underestimate.

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