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.
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
We are greater together
We all need to do our bit to stop coronavirus in Greater Manchester.
limiting contact with other people,
keeping a safe distance from others
covering your face when indoors in public places
regularly washing your hands.
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.
Stay safe when out and about
It’s important to keep two metres apart wherever possible and if it is not, reduce the risks by taking steps such as covering your face and mouth.
Cover your mouth and nose
You need to cover your mouth and nose with a covering such as a mask, scarf or bandana at all times when indoors in public places.
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (Covid-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.
Book a free coronavirus test
If you have symptoms you can get a test to check if you have coronavirus. You can either go to a test site near you or do a home test.
Need to self-isolate?
If you have or might have coronavirus you need to not leave your home. This helps to stop the virus spreading to other people.
Get support if self-isolating
We know it is not always easy to self-isolate. Support is available in Greater Manchester.
It is important to keep yourself and everyone safe when you are outside the home by thinking about how and when you travel and following safety guidance.
Stay safe at home
If you are self-isolating because of coronavirus, there are things you can do to reduce the chances of spreading any infection to the people you live with.
Look after your mental health
We know things may be difficult at the moment. If you find yourself feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed, there’s support out there for you.
Get Healthier, Feel Better
Your health is important. But being healthier isn't just about "doing the right thing" – it's about making changes to fit your life and make you feel good.
In your area
Local plans are in place to stop coronavirus, deal with outbreaks, and help everyone to stay safe and well while doing so.