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

Community volunteers respond to pandemic challenge at Old Trafford Hub

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Reverend Christine Aspinall is Manager of the St John's Centre in Old Trafford and currently manages the Old Trafford Community Response Hub, which is based at the centre.
Date:
16/07/2020

Trafford Council employs Covid 19 Information Officers to help local businesses

Description
Trafford Council has employed two new Covid 19 Information Officers to help retail and hospitality businesses re-open safely to customers.
Date:
16/07/2020

Turn Moss Friends bring HOPE to Trafford

Description
Friends of Turn Moss have teamed up with the One Trafford Partnership to bring HOPE to Trafford.
Date:
14/07/2020
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Affected services

Bins and recycling

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Births, deaths and marriages

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Housing

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Leisure centres

PHASED REOPENING

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Libraries 

SOME OF OUR LIBRARIES ARE NOW REOPENING

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Food Hygiene

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Parking

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Parks and green spaces

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Pest control

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Planning

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Public events

CANCELLED

 

Taxi licensing

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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

Weekly green bin collections are back. There is still some impact on waste collections meaning service levels may change at short notice.

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. 

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 and play areas are now partially reopen.

Visit our Parks and open spaces page for more information

Registrars: births, deaths and marriages

Trafford Register Office have re-commenced marriage ceremonies and civil partnership formations. 

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