How to stop coronavirus spreading

Live with it safely

All legal restrictions have now been lifted, the risk from COVID-19 hasn’t changed in Salford, case rates are high and there are many more people who need their first or second vaccination. This means we all still need to be cautious as it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19. So, it is important that we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk.

All of us can play our part by exercising common sense and considering the risks. While no situation is risk free, there are actions we can take to protect ourselves and others around us. Following this guidance will help you stay safe and protect others by controlling the spread. Every action to help reduce the spread will reduce any further resurgence of the virus in the coming months.

Whilst specific restrictions are not in place, we are still advising that residents do all you can to protect yourself and others whilst local rates are high and people are still being vaccinated. This means that we recommend that you continue to:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day
  • Wear a face covering where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet in enclosed and crowded spaces, including on public transport
  • Keep your home ventilated to reduce risk and meet outdoors whenever possible
  • Minimise the number, proximity and duration of social contacts
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and get a PCR test. The current COVID-19 virus has a wide range of symptoms.
  • Isolate when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace

Follow the guidance to protect yourself especially if you are more vulnerable.