National lockdown: Stay at Home

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.

Leaving home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible

You can read the full guidance on the Government website

Do Your Bit

That means:

limiting contact with other people,

keeping a safe distance from others

covering your face when indoors in public places

regularly washing your hands.

If you are feeling unwell (opens in a new tab):

stay at home and immediately get a test.

if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told you have been close to someone with the virus, follow the instructions and self-isolate at home.

For more information and guidance on coronavirus and keeping yourself safe go to www.DoYourBitGM.org

Advice from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

With many of us now spending more time at home, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMRFS) is urging residents to take vital steps to stay safe from fire. You can find a range of safety advice on the GMFRS website (opens in a new tab) or by following @manchesterfire on social media.