The Mayor, Greater Manchester’s 10 councils and the Greater Manchester NHS are working together closely to support residents and businesses across the city region at this challenging time.
The country’s response to the outbreak is being managed by Government centrally, which has implemented emergency measures based on its understanding of the situation.
We are all being asked to continue to stay at home as much as possible.
The reasons you may leave home include:
- for work, where you cannot work from home
- going to shops that are permitted to be open - to get things like food and medicine
- to exercise or spend time outdoors
- any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid injury or illness, escape risk of harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
From Wednesday, May 13 however, there are a limited number of things residents can do that they could not do previously:
- spend time outdoors – for example sitting and enjoying the fresh air, picnicking, or sunbathing
- meet one other person from a different household outdoors - following social distancing guidelines
- exercise outdoors as often as you wish - following social distancing guidelines
- use outdoor sports courts or facilities, such as a tennis or basketball court, or golf course – with members of your household, or one other person while staying 2 metres apart
- go to a garden centre
- from June 1 six people will be able to meet outside while obeying social distancing rules. Car showrooms and outdoor markets can also open.
Advice from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
With many of us now spending more time at home, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to take vital steps to stay safe from fire. You can find a range of safety advice on the GMFRS website or by following @manchesterfire on social media.