Coronavirus: New guidance

Meet outside rather than inside where possible. Keep 2 metres apart from people that you don’t live with. Minimise travel in and out of affected areas. Get tested twice a week and isolate if positive

Coronavirus: New guidance

New guidance

Greater Manchester has been identified as an area where the new Covid-19 variant, referred to as the Delta variant, is spreading quickly. 

This is because the new COVID-19 variant spreads more easily from person to person.

To help stop the spread, you should take particular caution when meeting anyone outside your household or support bubble.

You should:

  • Meet outside rather than inside where possible
  • Keep 2 metres apart from people that you don’t live with (unless you have formed a support bubble with them), this includes friends and family you don’t live with
  • Minimise travel in and out of affected areas
  • Get tested twice a week for free and isolate if you are positive
  • Continue to work from home if you can
  • Get vaccinated when you are offered it, and encourage others to do so as well

Full details of the rules and government guidence can be found on the GOV.UK website:

Coronavirus guidance and support for private landlords and tenants

Landlords and tenants in the private rented sector have been impacted significantly by the pandemic.

Help and support is available for landlords and tenants that are struggling:

Face coverings/masks

Members of staff and the public must wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces.

Advice for people at highest risk of coronavirus

If you have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable you are no longer advised to shield.

However, you should continue to take extra precautions to protect yourself.

Are you struggling?


We publish weekly coronavirus data for Oldham.

Covid-19 weekly data

NHS Covid-19 app

The NHS COVID-19 app is available to download for free. It's the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus.

Download the NHS COVID-19 app 

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