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. 

You can read more on the new guidance on social distancing here.

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership - Coronavirus information

Greater Manchester Covid-19 cases dashboard

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Hand hygiene advice

Self-isolation advice

Advice on social distancing and what it means

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus

Greater Manchester Covid-19 mental health and wellbeing resources 

Information for people affected by Dementia in relation to COVID-19

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.