COVID-19 support

Guidance and support relating to Covid-19


Covid-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that affects the lungs and airways. It can be very serious for people aged 70 or over or those who have an underlying health condition.

The Government says that we can all help control the virus if we stay alert.

This means you must:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance if you go out
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

If you go out, stay at least two metres (6 feet) away from other people at all times and wash your hands as soon as you get home.

By following this guidance, we can all play our part in helping to slow the spread of Covid-19 in our communities and protect those at higher risk.

If you, or a member of your household, has symptoms of Covid-19 (a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature) you will need to self-isolate at home for 14 days. This means not going out to buy necessities, to exercise or go to work. Do not go to a GP practice, pharmacy or hospital. If you, or a member of your household, feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after seven days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111.

People who are at a very high risk of severe illness from Covid-19 due to an existing health condition are advised to stay at home and avoid any face-to-face contact for several months. Please consult the Government guidance on shielding for further details.

The latest national advice, guidance and announcements can be found at The NHS website has information on Covid-19 symptoms and what to do if you feel unwell.

Information and advice is available in other languages via the Doctors of the World website.

In Greater Manchester, we are working closely with Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Greater Manchester Police, NHS bodies, local authorities, voluntary sector organisations, and many other partners to limit the spread of Covid-19, manage the impact of the outbreak and ensure vulnerable people get the support they need.

Adult Social Care resources

Where to find resources and support

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Advice and support around community hubs, volunteering, ways to keep moving and support for homeless people

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Mental health and wellbeing

Information on where to find resources and support

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Businesses, transport and services

Guidance for businesses and information about changes to local services

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Confirmed cases of COVID-19

This page displays confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Greater Manchester from 12th May 2020

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