Coronavirus – these web pages are regularly updated

Live with it safely

In July, COVID requirements ended and were replaced with guidance. In September, the autumn and winter plan was announced.

COVID-19 rates are dropping but remain relatively high across the country and our local second dose vaccination rate is still below 65%.  

The COVID-19 variant which became the dominant virus spreads easily from person to person so we remain cautious in Salford.

Key protections remain in place:

  • Free testing is available for people who feel unwell and regular rapid testing for people to help people manage their personal risk.
  • Self-isolating is required for people who test positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact if they are not fully vaccinated or exempt 
  • The vaccination programme is available for anyone who has not taken it up alongside the next phase of booster jabs for those that qualify
  • 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

The guidance for individuals who are clinically extremely vulnerable has been updated for autumn.

As case rates remain relatively high and we still have more people to come forward to be vaccinated, we continue to ask everyone to use face coverings in all enclosed public places, including public transport, shops, public buildings and so on. 


We are also asking you to continue washing your hands regularly. 


We are asking you to do this to show the Spirit of Salford, to protect others. 


The virus is airborne so keeping your home ventilated is important especially when you have visitors. Opening windows regularly for a short time can reduce transmission.

We’re taking a cautious approach on council buildings and our own venues and whilst we’re welcoming the public back and capacity will increase, it will only be to safe levels for the venue and where ventilation is fully in place. We ask for your full support in these measures which are to keep our workforce and public visitors safe. Please follow signage and requests from our employees. 

We will keep these extra precautions under review and relax them when it is safe to do so.

Please continue to:

  • wear a face covering
  • wash your hands frequently
  • 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 - the vaccine reduces the risk of serious illness and death as well reducing the spread of the virus.

And help reduce COVID rates by:

  • get a PCR test if you are unwell and stay at home
  • take up regular rapid tests
  • self-isolate if you are not exempt as a close contact of someone with COVID-19
  • use the NHS COVID pass   

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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