Public wifi availability in council buildings - Thursday 6 October.

On Thursday 6 October, 5–6.30pm there will no public wifi available in council buildings. This is due to essential maintenance work taking place. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

As new cases continue to be identified across the borough, it’s important we remain vigilant and act responsiblly to keep the virus from spreading now that many restrictions have ended.

This includes keeping up with the very basic protective measures such as washing our hands regularly and staying at home when we feel unwell to avoid unnecessary contact with other people.

You should also consider wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces.

When meeting indoors, remember to let in fresh air by opening a window or meet people outside where it is safer.

Please continue to come forward for your Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters, if you haven’t already done so.

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

Vaccinations

Everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

You can visit one of our local vaccine clinics without an appointment:

If you're aged 18 or over, you'll be offered 2nd dose appointments from 8 weeks (56 days) after your 1st dose. Anyone under 18 years old will be offered their 2nd dose appointments from 12 weeks (84 days) after your 1st dose.

However, if you or your child are under 18 years old and at high risk from COVID-19, you're eligible for a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose. You can get this by contacting your GP surgery and visiting a walk-in site with a letter from a GP that says you're eligible for a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose.

The Royal Oldham Hospital are running daily Covid-19 vaccination clinics for 5–11-year-olds at its vaccine hub and these appointments can also be made by calling 0161 627 8102.

Booster jabs

Everyone aged 16 and over can get a booster dose, as well as some children aged 12 to 15 who are deemed 'high risk from Covid-19'.

You can get a booster dose 3 months (91 days) after your 2nd dose, however you can book your appointments after 2 months (61 days) since your 2nd dose.

Seasonal booster

A seasonal booster (autumn booster) can also now be booked for anyone who is:

  • aged 65 or over
  • pregnant
  • aged 5 and over and at high risk due to a health condition, a weakened immune system or if you live with someone who has a weakened immune system
  • aged 16 and over and is a carer
  • a frontline health and social care worker

The appointment dates you'll be offered for your seasonal booster will start from 3 months (91 days) after your previous dose.

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Travel

The government has set out guidelines on what you must do if you are travelling in the UK and abroad:

Statistics

Check the latest coronavirus data for Oldham.

Covid-19 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

Advice and support