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:
- Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19 - GOV.UK website
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 should have your 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose, while for most young people aged 16 and 17, their 2nd dose should be from 12 weeks after their 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.
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.
People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, will be offered a spring booster and are to be contacted directly by the NHS.
People are advised to wait 6 months since their previous dose to get maximum protection from a spring booster.
Are you struggling?
The government has set out guidelines on what you must do if you are travelling in the UK and abroad:
- Travelling in the UK and abroad - GOV.UK website