Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and advice

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Due to a rise in the number of people with coronavirus, the government and relevant local authorities are acting together to control the spread of the virus. From 31 July 2020, Trafford residents - along with residents of Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and West Yorkshire - should follow these rules when meeting people who you do not live with.

  • You cannot socialise with another household in your home or garden. Household support bubbles are exempt.
  • Try not to share a vehicle with those outside of your household unless it is part of a school or work bubble.
  • You can only go to pubs, bars and restaurants with members of your own household or support bubble.
  • Up to two households (or six people from a number of households) may meet outdoors with social distancing (not in private gardens).
  • Places of worship and other settings with strict Covid-secure arrangements remain open.

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance from people not in your household (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms. 

COVID-19 outbreak management plan

Our outbreak plan sets out how we will prevent and manage outbreaks of COVID-19 across Trafford so that our residents and communities can live safely through the various phases of the pandemic. It summarises the key roles and responsibilities for controlling Covid-19 in the borough and outlines our local response to the pandemic.

Trafford Community Response

Across the borough of Trafford, a community of charities, businesses, community groups and the Council have all come together to make sure you have the support you need during this challenging time. 

Latest news updates from Trafford Council

'Major incident' declared as Covid-19 cases rise across Greater Manchester

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Greater Manchester's Strategic Coordination Group has declared a 'major incident' in Greater Manchester as cases of Covid-19 continue to rise across the region.
Date:
04/08/2020

Trafford health chiefs urge residents to stay safe

Description
Health leaders in Trafford are urging people to take care this weekend as they are out and about in the borough.
Date:
30/07/2020

Manchester United Foundation Donates Drivers to PPE Hub

Description
Drivers and vans have been donated by Manchester United Foundation to help distribute thousands of items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to local primary care health providers such as GPs, care and nursing homes.
Date:
30/07/2020
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Advice and information

Trafford Community Response Line

For help and support with food and medical supplies contact the Trafford Community Response Line on 0300 330 9073.

The line will be open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

View details of the other Community Hubs in Greater Manchester 

Read more about the Community Response line

Benefits and Universal Credit

We are receiving a high volume of calls to do with Universal Credit. To help us to keep waiting times down, you can find lots of helpful information on the Government's coronavirus and claiming benefits web page: 

Understanding universal credit

Bins and recycling

The coronavirus has had an impact on our waste and recycling service which means we are currently operating a reduced bin collection service.

Visit our Bins and recycling home page for more information

Advice for businesses

We will be implementing a number of measures to support businesses during this time.

Visit our Business home page for more information. 

Children and families

Trafford Directory has useful information for families including advice for families with children or young people with SEND

Visit the Trafford Directory

Council Tax

We have announced our plans on how we will offer further financial support to our working age residents who already get some help towards their Council Tax bill.

Visit the Benefits home page for more information.

Health advice

For most people coronavirus will be a mild infection. Follow government advice to protect the vulnerable and slow the spread of the virus. 

Visit our coronavirus health advice page for more information 

Housing and homelessness

Our Housing Options Service Trafford (HOST) reception is currently closed. However you can still contact us on 0161 912 2230 (during office hours) and 0161 218 2000 (out of hours).

Visit our housing page for more information

Libraries

Altrincham, Sale and Urmston libraries are now open. The libraries, which have all been thoroughly cleaned, will initially open from 10am–4pm Monday to Saturday.

Visit our Coronavirus updates page for more information

Parking

There have been changes to parking penalty enquiries.

Visit our Parking page for the latest updates

Parks and green spaces

Our parks and green spaces are staying open so you can relax and get some fresh air, while following the government’s social distancing guidance. 

Visit our Parks and open spaces page for more information

Play areas and playgrounds

Playgrounds will begin to be reopened in a phased approach from Monday 6 July 2020, following new government guidance.

Visit our Parks and open spaces page for more information

Registrars: births, deaths and marriages

In order to minimise face-to-face contact and group meetings, which will help to prevent the spread of coronavirus, some services will need to be delivered differently.  

Visit our Covid-19 Registrars update page for more information

Schools

All schools, colleges and early years settings are temporarily closed to everyone but the children of key workers and vulnerable children.

 Visit our School closures page for more information

Testing for coronavirus

Anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can get a free test to check if they have the virus. Some people without symptoms can have the test too.

Visit the NHS website for more information

Travel information

Face coverings are required while using public transport in England.  

Visit the TFGM website for more information