We are greater together

We all need to do our bit to stop coronavirus in Greater Manchester.

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.


There are different restrictions in place in different areas of Greater Manchester. Below are the restrictions for the 10 boroughs.

Stockport and Wigan

Don’t meet in groups of more than six people.


Don’t meet with anybody indoors or outdoors that isn't in your household.


Don't socialise with anyone that isn't in your household

Bury, Manchester, Salford, Rochdale, Trafford & Tameside

Don’t meet people you do not live with inside a private home or garden

Don’t socialise with people you do not live with in other indoor public venues such as pubs, restaurants or cafes.

Don’t socialise in outside public spaces in groups of more than six people.

More information

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.

Stay safe when out and about (opens in a new tab)

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.

Cover your nose and mouth (opens in a new tab)

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.

Feel unwell? (opens in a new tab)

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.

Book a free COVID test (opens in a new tab)

If you have or might have coronavirus you need to not leave your home. This helps to stop the virus spreading to other people.

Need to self-isolate? (opens in a new tab)

We know it is not always easy to self-isolate. Support is available in Greater Manchester.

Get support if self-isolating

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.

Travel safely (opens in a new tab)

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.

 Stay safe at home (opens in a new tab)

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.

Look after your mental health (opens in a new tab)

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.

Get healthier, feel better (opens in a new tab)

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.

Near you

Greater Manchester

Bolton (opens in a new tab)

Bury (opens in a new tab)

Manchester (opens in a new tab)

Oldham (opens in a new tab)

Rochdale (opens in a new tab)

Salford (opens in a new tab)

Stockport (opens in a new tab)

Tameside (opens in a new tab)

Trafford (opens in a new tab)

Wigan (opens in a new tab)

Outside Greater Manchester (opens in a new tab)