Coronavirus: Changes to restrictions

Only meet indoors with people you live with or your support bubble. Up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside. Work from home if you can. If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home.

Coronavirus: Information and advice

Are you struggling? We can help

We know it's a difficult time for  Oldham’s residents, we have all been affected in one way or another.

If your child is in receipt of free school meals, please contact your school for more information on how you can continue to receive them, even if your child is learning at home.

We may also be able to help to pay your energy bills and heat your home or support in dealing with emergency support needs.

If you are finding yourself in difficulty, please contact us to see how we can help via the Oldham Helpline:

  • 0161 770 7007  (9am – 5pm on weekdays)

Claiming benefits

Visit the benefits and money section to make sure you are claiming everything you are entitled to:


The Welfare Rights Service provides free independent advice on what benefits you can claim and how you can claim them: