COVID-19 rates are continuing to rise arise across the country and our local second dose vaccination rate is still below 50%.
The new COVID-19 variant which became the dominant virus spreads easily from person to person which is the reason for the increasing rates.
From 19 July, remaining large venues and settings are able to fully reopen, social distancing requirements end and government requirements are replaced with guidance.
Key protections remain in place:
As case rates remain high and we still have more people to come forward to be vaccinated, we are asking local people to continue to use face coverings in all enclosed public places, including public transport, shops, public buildings and so on.
We are asking you to do this to show the Spirit of Salford, to protect others.
We are also asking you to continue washing your hands regularly and continue to meet outdoors wherever possible in these summer months.
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 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:
And help reduce COVID rates by:
If you need to self-isolate due to coronavirus support may be available. LINK
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable there is additional government guidance.
Information about the number of cases, including where the cases are in Salford:
Further information about recorded coronavirus cases in Salford can be found on the GOV.UK website.
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