Police in Bolton have dished out dozens of fines to people taking part in illegal indoor gatherings this weekend.
Officers issued a total of 28 fixed penalty notices at nine separate locations on Friday for indoor gatherings in breach of Covid-19 regulations.
At one address in Farnworth on Saturday, five separate households were found to be mixing.
Seven FPNs were handed out at that address alone.
An unnamed Bolton-based business was also fined after breaching the regulations for a second time.
Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environment Regulatory Services, Cllr Hilary Fairclough, said: “The increased enforcement activity and spot checks across the weekend demonstrate our zero-tolerance approach for any businesses disregarding the restrictions.
“A Bolton business was also fined following a second breach and issued a second fixed penalty notice for flouting the restrictions currently put in place by the Government.
“Residents in Bolton should be aware that enforcement action in the form of the fines as issued this weekend is being taken.
“It is still against the law to meet people you do not live with in homes or gardens, inside or outside of the borough, unless they are in your support or child care bubble.
“Bolton Council will continue to work closely with GMP so residents and businesses face the consequences of their actions for ignoring the rules.
“If you live or have a business in Bolton and are unsure what you can and cannot do, it is important that you read the guidance on Bolton Council’s website.”
Across Greater Manchester, police have handed out more than 70 fines for breaches of Covid-19 regulation this weekend.
In one instance on Saturday, officers broke up a party attended by up to a hundred students in Withington.
Officers also issued several fines after being called to a house party in Fallowfield on the same day.