Published on: 31st July 2020
New measures were announced by the government on Thursday 30 July. These measures, which apply across Salford, Greater Manchester, parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire are to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Why have these been introduced?
Rates of infection are rising or too high in many parts of Greater Manchester and COVID-19 does not respect council boundaries.
Everyone is at risk of catching and passing on the virus.
Applying new measures across the whole Greater Manchester region is the safest way to bring down infection rates and keep everyone safe.
Everyone pulling together and sticking to the new measures will be the quickest way to see them lifted and save lives.
- You must not socialise with another household in your home or garden. Support bubbles count as one household.
- Do not share a vehicle with those outside of your household unless it is part of a support bubble.
- Up to two households (or six people from a number of households) may meet outdoors (NOT in private gardens.) Please remember to stay two metres apart.
- Places of worship and other settings with strict COVID arrangements can remain open.
- At all times, you should socially distance from people you do not live with (unless they are in your support bubble) – this means staying 2 metres apart wherever possible
How do bubbles work?
Adults who live alone, or only with dependent children, can form an exclusive support bubble with one other household. Exclusive means that it is one bubble that does not change.
You should continue to:
- Stay at home as much as possible.
- Work from home if you can.
- Limit contact with other people.
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Wear a face covering on public transport, in taxis and in an enclosed public space where social distancing isn’t possible
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Reopenings scheduled for 1 August postponed including casinos, leisure centres and close contact beauty treatments. Also postponed is relaxing existing restrictions on weddings.
From 8 August it will be mandatory to wear face coverings in places where contact with people is more likely, including museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship.
Support from Salford City Council and partners during coronavirus
The Spirit of Salford Helpline has been set up to help you get support for a whole range of issues you might be facing at the moment. We can help with things like getting food if you need to self-isolate and have no support from family or friends, give you advice on benefits, council tax and managing debts if your income has reduced, arrange help if you’re struggling with your mental health and much more. See the full list on our helpline web page, click on the link below to request help, or call The Spirit of Salford Helpline on 0800 952 1000 Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm, or Saturday 9am to 1pm.