Coronavirus – these web pages are regularly updated

Changes: 27 January

We are now returning to plan A, which means living safely with COVID.


You no longer have to work from home and you can now return to your place of work - please speak to your employer to discuss. From 27 January you do not need to wear face coverings in public places but we recommend that you do while rates are still very high. A COVID Pass will no longer be required for certain venues although some venues or events may choose to continue to use.


Vaccination remains our best defence against COVID-19 and people are urged to get boosted now, and first and second jabs are still available.


Please show the Spirit of Salford and follow safer behaviours while rates are high, for example testing before visiting those who are most at risk.


The government has returned to Plan A in England.


This means:


  • Protecting ourselves and our defences with vaccines and boosters
  • Playing our part to identify and isolate positive cases
  • Following guidance to protect yourself and others


Key protections remain in place:

  • Free testing is available for people who feel unwell and regular rapid testing for people to protect themselves and others. We ask you to report your test results whether positive or negative.
  • The vaccination programme is available for anyone who has not yet had a first or second COVID vaccination or is now ready for a booster jab
  • We continue to encourage the use of the NHS COVID-19 app as well as the NHS App which can connect to your vaccine record. If travelling you will need to check the requirements of the country you are visiting.

Our advice:


Follow voluntary guidance


  • Wear face coverings in crowded public spaces
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Meet outside rather than inside where possible and avoided crowded places
  • Ventilate your home and open the windows in shared spaces
  • Frequently clean surfaces and areas that are regularly touched 
  • Get your COVID vaccination and follow up boosters when called - the vaccine reduces the risk of serious illness and death as well reducing the spread of the virus.


If you need to self-isolate due to coronavirus support may be available.


Coronavirus level in Salford

Information about the number of cases, including where the cases are in Salford:


Coronavirus level in Salford


Further information about recorded coronavirus cases in Salford can be found on the GOV.UK website.

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