Coronavirus update and advice

What you need to do: Stay at home. Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (only if you cannot work from home). Stay 2 metres away from other people. Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

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Hospital visiting suspended

Following a national decision taken by NHS England to suspend hospital visiting, in a bid to reduce COVID-19 infection rates, all visiting across the four sites at Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust is now suspended. 

More details of this and other changes to health services:

Free parking for key workers

We are temporarily suspending charging in all our town centre car parks to ensure NHS staff and key workers have somewhere to park when going about their vital roles:

Changes to bin collections

We are temporarily introducing weekly general waste collections from Monday, March 30, due to the coronavirus crisis.

Only put out your grey bin by 7am on your usual collection day:

Oldham launches community response to support those in emergency need

The Council, Oldham Foodbank and Action Together are working together to coordinate the delivery of emergency food and other essential personal and basic household items to people in need.

A new helpline is now live on 0161 770 7007 for people to call for help.

The helpline will be open from 9,00am – 5,00pm on weekdays and 11.00am - 2.00pm on weekends.

More details of how the scheme will work, and how you can help:

Funeral services

In line with government guidance on social distancing Oldham Council will be restricting the number of mourners at services in Hollinwood Crematorium Chapel to a maximum of 10 with immediate effect.


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Disruption to services

Coronavirus is disrupting many of our services. We are having to make changes to protect everyone, in line with government advice, and to ensure that we are able to continue to provide essential services. 

Access Oldham CLOSED More details
Bin collections DISRUPTED More details
Births, Marriages and Deaths DISRUPTED More details
Libraries CLOSED Advice and support
Public events  CLOSED  
Housing DISRUPTED More details
Pest Control  CLOSED  
Music Centre CLOSED  
Playgrounds and skate parks CLOSED More details
Licensing DISRUPTED More details
Markets CLOSED More details
Planning DISRUPTED More details
Building Control inspections DISRUPTED More details