Coronavirus – these web pages are regularly updated

Live with it safely

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:

  • testing for people with symptoms and targeted asymptomatic testing help people manage their personal risk.
  • isolating when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
  • border quarantine: for all arriving from red list countries and for those people not fully vaccinated arriving from amber list countries.
  • cautious guidance for individuals, businesses and the vulnerable whilst prevalence is high

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:

  • wear a face covering
  • wash your hands frequently
  • meet outside rather than inside where possible
  • ventilate your home
  • get a two dose vaccination if eligible - 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 have COVID or asked to do so as a close contact
  • use the NHS COVID pass  

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.

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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