Coronavirus: National lockdown

Stay home. Only go out for food, medical reasons, exercise, education or work. Avoid travel unless essential. You must work from home if you can. Schools and essential shops will remain open.

Coronavirus: Information and advice

To help protect you and others during the coronavirus outbreak we have amended our Building Control procedures.

Applications should be submitted electronically, you will experience severe delays if you submit a paper application - Please email any enquiries to

Site visits

Oldham Council Building Control site visits will be risk assessed prior to attendance, this is in the interest of staff and public safety. Please email to make your request.

The relevant case officer will get back to you as soon as they can but please beware we may not be able to respond as quickly as usual.  We apologise for any inconvenience.


In light of the global outbreak of Covid-19, we want to reassure you that we are doing all that we can to assist in minimising the spread of the virus. We have the technology, systems and plans in place to ensure business continuity and have changed our working practises, to ensure we can continue to deliver our services to our customers.

Due to a large number of our team already working remotely, please could we ask that you email all queries rather than to call our lines. We will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible. However our response times may be slightly longer than normal due to the current situation.