Coronavirus update and advice

What you need to do: Stay at home. Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (only if you cannot work from home). Stay 2 metres away from other people. Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

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Advice and support for Carers

Carers UK

Carers UK have advice and information on their for those caring for a someone who couldn’t manage without thier support:

Oldham Carers Services

Oldham Carers Services are available by telephone or email between 8.40am and 5.00pm.

They offer support, advice and guidance and will be able to put you in touch with appropriate services, if appropriate.

If you feel your caring role is under severe pressure, you need advice or just want to speak to someone during these challenging times, please contact the team on:



  • 07527 642361
  • 07515 192005
  • 07515 192211
  • 07703 750731

Care homes

Advice for relatives and vistors

You should avoid visiting elderly relative in a care home unless absolutely necessary.

If you are visiting an elderly relative or friend avoid all physical contact (shaking hands, hugging and kissing) and stay at least two metres (6ft) apart.

Guidance for providers 

Public Health England has published detailed guidance for providers of residential care, supported living, and home care, in the event of a coronavirus outbreak. 

The guidance sets out: 

  • how to maintain delivery of care in the event of an outbreak or widespread transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) 

  • what to do if care workers or individuals being cared for have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)

For more information: