Most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 have been lifted in England.

However, covid rates are high and the virus is still spreading so we all need to continue to be careful and cautious, even if we have been vaccinated.

We are continuing to strongly encourage people to wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport. 

Anyone using the Metrolink network, bus stations or transport interchanges in Greater Manchester must still wear a face covering unless exempt.

It is also recommended:

  • All adults get both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine
  • If you are meeting up with people try and do so outdoors or if indoors to let fresh air in by opening doors and windows
  • Everyone takes free, regular lateral flow coronavirus tests twice a week
  • Everyone washes their hands regularly for 20 seconds

If you or anyone in your household has symptoms or tests positive you must self-isolate. You must also isolate if you are told to by NHS Test and Trace. 

Find out how Greater Manchester is responding to the pandemic, and what you can do to help.

Greater Manchester Living with Covid Resilience Plan (Word, 539KB)

Covid-19 Test and Trace Privacy Notice - What we do with your data

Weekly Mayoral COVID19 Press Conference

Press briefings from the Mayor of Greater Manchester and other leaders

Overall picture and health advice

The latest on the overall picture in relation to COVID-19

Support for residents and vulnerable people

More on available support for residents and vulnerable people


Information on how to volunteer in Greater Manchester

Jobs and support for businesses and employees

How business in Greater Manchester can get help and support

Public transport in Greater Manchester

Updates on public transport and service changes

Ways to keep active

Advice on keeping active while taking part in social distancing

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Information about Household Waste Recycling Centres

Keeping in Touch

How to keep up with all the latest information and updates

Support for homeless people

Information on the support available for homeless people in Greater Manchester

Tenants and Landlords in the Private Rented Sector

Information for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector

Support for parents, families and young people

Information for those with children at home and for young people

Stay Safe Stay Well

Information on supporting residents to stay safe and well

Offer support or request assistance

Online form to record offers of help and requests for assistance in relation to Covid-19

Select Committee Responses

Responses to Government Select Committees

VCSE sector

Information on support for the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester's COVID-19 Management Plan: how we control outbreaks

Controlling outbreaks of Covid-19 in Greater Manchester

Safely Managing Covid-19: Greater Manchester Population Survey results