Act now to avoid a local lockdown

We need you to act NOW. If everyone makes these small changes we can avoid a second lockdown. Stop meeting people outside your household. Wear a mask. Stop having visitors.

Latest information and advice

Remember if you have a place to stay, you should stay at home as much as possible. The Government advises to stay alert to help control the spread of the virus. See for the government response to the coronavirus outbreak, by following the link below:


Evictions have been temporarily suspended whilst the pandemic is ongoing. Whilst your landlord can still issue you with a notice to quit, they cannot take court action to get you to leave.

Please note, you must pay rent during this period. If you are struggling financially visit the following websites for help:

To get a personal estimate of the benefits you could claim:

For advice on:

  • statutory sick pay
  • other benefits if you're self employed
  • getting paid if your employer has told you not to work

Citizens Advice (CA website)

Discretionary Housing Payments Claim form and Guidance

Advice if you are renting your home (GOV.UK website)

Renting guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities (GOV.UK website)


The Government advises against all but essential movement at this time to help stop the spread of the virus. Some homeowners may be eligible for help if they are struggling to pay their mortgage whilst the pandemic is ongoing; for advice please visit the following websites:

People who are lodging and in shared accommodation

Where possible and safe to do so Government advice is to stay at home. If you are living with other people but concerned about transmission of COVID-19 then please follow the advice:

If you are no longer able to remain in your existing home, please contact the Housing Options Team on 0161 770 4605 between 8.40am-5pm and 9.30-5pm on Wednesdays or complete a referral via our portal at: