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Full list of Greggs reopening in Greater Manchester has been confirmed

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Greggs has confirmed it will be reopening 800 of its stores for takeaway this Thursday.

Greggs has been trialling a reopening phase with a small number of stores, and previously promised that a select number of shops could be open by mid-June.

In a report, Greggs said: “In line with this plan we intend to re-open around 800 shops to takeaway customers later this week, on Thursday 18 June.

“All team members are being trained in the range of operational changes and protective measures that we have implemented across our retail estate.”

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Greggs has also confirmed the social distancing measures that will be in place including floor markings, protective screens, PPE for staff and hand sanitiser.

Although the company will still be accepting cash, contactless payments is encouraged.

The company has also said that company rewards that were set to expire will be extended until December 2020. 

Greggs is expecting smaller sales as it reopens stores, with fewer customers allowed in the store at any one time. 

These expected lower sales means some staff will remain on furlough until the sales ‘begin returning to normal’.

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Following the queues that the likes of KFC, McDonald’s and Primark have seen when they reopened, Greggs has been cautious at reopening and avoiding any overcrowding at sites. 

Due to Gregg’s ability to offer takeaway services, it had been allowed to remain open throughout the lockdown. However, bosses said this would compromise the safety of its employees so instead closed for three months.

Although the menu is slightly reduced, favourites like sausage rolls, steak bakes, vegan sausage rolls, yum yums and a range of breakfast classics are all still up for grabs. 

Greater Manchester Greggs reopening this Thursday, June 18th:

  • Altrincham, 54 George St, WA14 1RH
  • Bolton, 64 Deansgate, BI1 1BG
  • Bury, U1B Pilsworth Rd, BL9 8RZ
  • Bury, The Rock SC, 22 Central St, BL9 0JN
  • Chadderton, U3A Shopping PCT, OL9 0LQ
  • Clayton, Manchester, 998 Ashton New Rd, M11 4PE
  • Didsbury, Manchester, 733 Wilmslow Rd, M20 6WF
  • Droylsden, U35 Queens Wlk, M43 7AD
  • Edgeley, Stockport, 55 Castle St, SK3 9AT
  • Glossop, 25 High St West, SK13 8AZ
  • Leigh, U3 Parsonage RP, WN7 5SJ
  • Manchester, 10 Oxford Rd, M1 5QA
  • Manchester, 28 Cross St, M2 7AQ
  • Manchester, 41 Deansgate, M3 2AY
  • Manchester, U34 Fort SP, M8 8EP
  • Manchester, 175 Arndale SC, M4 2HU
  • Manchester, Greggs @ Asda Eastlands, M11 4BD
  • Manchester, 93 Piccadilly, M1 2DA
  • Manchester, 15a City Tower, Parker St, M1 4AJ
  • Marple, 3 The Hollins, SK6 6AY
  • Oldham, U6 Town Sq SC, OL1 1XD
  • Oldham, 23 Henshaw St, OL1 1NH *Just Eat & Click+Collect only
  • Openshaw, U7 Lime Sq, M11 1DA
  • Rochdale, Yorkshire St, OL16 1EA
  • Rochdale, U2 Kingsway RP, OL16 5AF
  • Sale, 45 School Rd, M33 7YE
  • Salford, 104 Mather Way, M6 5HU
  • Salford, 258 Eccles Old Rd, M6 8HH
  • Stockport, Merseyway SC, SK1 1RA
  • Stockport, U5 Manchester Rd, SK4 1TN
  • Wigan, 21 Market Pl, WN1 1PE
  • Wigan, Greggs @ Asda Wigan, WN5 0XA
  • Wythenshawe, UA, The Hub, Ledson Rd, M23 9GB
  • EURO Ashton Road, SK6 2QN
  • EURO Hollinwood, OL8 3RB
  • EURO Newton, WN8 8TL
  • EURO Royal Green, M22 4SY
  • EURO Salford Quays, M5 4QD
  • MOTO Birch, OL10 2HQ
  • MOTO Birch West, OL10 2QH

The limited menu branches will be serving:

Breakfast:

  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Omelette
  • Bacon and sausage
  • Bacon and omelette
  • Sausage and omelette
  • Porridge
  • Pain au chocolat
  • All butter croissant

Savouries:

  • Sausage roll
  • Vegan sausage roll
  • Vegan steak bake
  • Steak bake
  • Chicken bake
  • Sausage, bean and cheese melt
  • Cheese and onion bake
  • Bacon and cheese wrap
  • Three cheese pizza
  • Three cheese and pepperoni pizza

Sandwiches:

  • Ham and cheese baguette
  • Tuna crunch baguette
  • Roast chicken and bacon club baguette
  • Roast chicken mayonnaise baguette
  • Mature cheddar cheese salad baguette
  • Chicken tandoori baguette
  • Mexican chicken baguette
  • Honey roast ham salad baguette
  • Mature cheddar cheese ploughman’s oval bite
  • Chargrill chicken oval bite
  • Mexican chicken oval bite

Sweet stuff:

  • Novelty biscuit
  • Gingerbread man
  • Chocolate chunk shortbreads
  • Caramel shortbreads
  • Milk chocolate cookie
  • Triple chocolate cookie
  • White chocolate cookie
  • Jam doughnut
  • Caramel custard doughnut
  • Sugar strand doughnut
  • Triple chocolate doughnut
  • Pink jammie doughnut
  • Yum yums
  • Mini yum yums
  • Mini gluten free brownies

Drinks and snacks:

  • Freshly ground coffee, tea and hot chocolate
  • The full range of cold drinks
  • Selected crisps

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Boris Johnson reveals plan to offer all adults booster jabs by the end of January

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The government plans on offering all adults booster vaccines by the end of January, Boris Johnson has revealed today.

The Prime Minister spoke at a Downing Street conference this afternoon where he announced the planned booster rollout will take place across 1,500 pharmacy sites across England in age order. 

Over 400 military personnel will help with the rollout, Johnson added.

Noting that it’s ‘time for another Great British vaccination effort’, Johnson said: “The target we’ve set ourselves is to offer a booster to everyone eligible by the end of January.

“As with the first jabs, we’ll be working through people by age group going down in five year bands, because it’s vital that the older and more clinically vulnerable get that added protection first.”

The Prime Minister stressed that even those who had their second jab over three months ago should wait until the NHS contacts them about a booster appointment.

This announcement comes as face masks are made compulsory once again in all shops and on public transport.

The government made the decision as part of its response to the new Omicron variant, which is said to be ‘more transmissible and have more mutations which could weaken the effect of vaccines and natural immunity.’ 

The change in rules was announced by the Prime Minister after cases of the new variant were detected at several locations across the UK. 

The Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed yesterday that all adults will be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine as part of a reaching expansion of the jabs programme to deal with the potential impact of the new variant.

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Child abusers could face mandatory life sentences under government-backed law

Child abusers are sentenced to a maximum of ten years behind bars under the current law

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People who abuse children could be handed mandatory life sentences under new plans backed by the government. 

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is currently going through parliament, and could see an increase in maximum punishments for several child cruelty offences.

Tougher planned sentences could also mean that anyone who causes or allows the death of a child or vulnerable adult in their care will face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment – as it stands, child abusers can only face a maximum of ten years behind bars.

The changes, known as Tony’s Law, follow a campaign by MP Tom Tugendhat and the adoptive family of seven-year-old Tony Hudgell, who had to have both his legs amputated in 2017 as a result of abuse suffered at the hands of his birth parents.

Tony was attacked as a baby and was left with broken fingers and toes, plus torn ligaments in his legs. He was left untreated and in agony for ten days, and eventually had to have both legs amputated.

His birth parents were sentenced to the current maximum jail term of 10 years. 

In a statement, Tony’s adoptive mother Paula Hudgell said: “We are delighted that Tony’s Law is being backed by the Government. It’s been our hope since those who abused our son were jailed in 2018 that more could be done to protect other children, the most vulnerable members of our society.

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“I can’t thank the public enough for the support they have shown through this nearly four-year campaign, but especially thanks to Tom Tugendhat who has worked tirelessly with me, also my friend Julia Roberts, a court reporter and my friends and family.

“It was definitely a team effort.”

Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Raab said the changes were needed because ‘the law must provide maximum protection to the most vulnerable and no-one is more vulnerable than a young child’. 

He added: “I pay tribute to the courage of young Tony Hudgell and his adoptive parents, Paula and Mark.”

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New Covid-19 Rules: Everything you need to know as masks become compulsory in shops and on transport

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From tomorrow, November 30th, the use of face masks and coverings will once again be compulsory in shops and on public transport.

The government made the decision as part of its response to the new Omicron variant, which is said to be ‘more transmissible and have more mutations which could weaken the effect of vaccines and natural immunity.’ 

The change in rules was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson after cases of the new variant were detected at several locations across the UK. The Health Secretary Sajid Javid gave more detail yesterday, November 28th, saying the masks rule would apply from 4am on Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know:

Where will face masks be compulsory after November 30th? 

Face masks and coverings will be mandatory in all shops and on all forms of public transport.

A statement from the Government says: “From 4am Tuesday November 30th, face coverings will be compulsory in shops and other settings such as banks, post offices and hairdressers, as well as on public transport unless individuals are exempt from doing so.”

However, all hospitality will be exempt from the rule change, with the Prime Minister saying further details would be outlined by the Health Secretary ‘in the course of the next day or so’. 

Will face masks be compulsory in schools?

While staff and secondary school students are being ‘strongly advised’ to wear face masks in communal areas from Monday, the rule won’t be mandatory in schools

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi recommends that staff, visitors and pupils in Year 7 and above should wear masks in communal areas in schools, colleges and universities such as corridors, canteens and halls.

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What other measures are being brought in?

Passengers arriving into the UK from Tuesday will have to take a PCR test and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. PCR tests must be purchased from private providers as free NHS tests are not valid for this purpose.

All close contacts of anyone who has tested positive for the Omicron variant must also self-isolate for ten days regardless of their vaccination status.

England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty also said during Saturday’s press conference that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation will consider extending boosters from the over-40s to the over-18s.

Will more restrictions be brought in?

The Health Secretary said during Saturday’s press conference that it was ‘nowhere near’ the time to reintroduce social distancing rules and work-from-home guidance, and was hopeful the mask mandate would be removed ‘within weeks’.

Also speaking on Saturday, Boris Johnson added that the measures are simply a ‘precaution’ and are in place to ‘buy time for scientists’ while more is learned about the Omicron variant.

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