Concerns have been raised that more than 150 companies in Greater Manchester have flouted social distancing rules in the past two days.

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said he received about 300 complaints after he invited members of the public and employees to contact him confidentially if they felt a business was not following Public Health England guidelines.

He is calling on the Government to tighten safety guidelines further and issue a clear ruling to end all non-essential work, in an effort to protect key workers and reinforce its Stay At Home message.

"I am now seeking legal advice about the enforcement actions that Greater Manchester Police and other agencies in Greater Manchester can take against any business that continues to carry out unnecessary work, flouting the official guidance and endangering lives.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester