Coronavirus advice

Guidance in England

To keep up with the latest Covid-19 guidance visit the government website:

Changes announced on Friday 1 April 2022


Free symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for the general public has now ended. Limited symptomatic testing will be available for a small number of at-risk groups and free symptomatic testing will also remain available to social care staff.

Staying at home 

You will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for Covid-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other persons. Adults should try to stay at home for 5 days after the day of their positive test, children should try to stay at home for 3 days after the day of their positive test.

If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as COVID-19, and you have a high temperature or you do not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities, you are advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

Advice from central government 

As England moves to the next phase of living with Covid-19, the government will continue to rely on the public to adapt their behaviour. The public can reduce the risk of catching and passing on Covid-19 by:

    • Getting vaccinated
    • Letting fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
    • Wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where coming into contact with people they do not usually meet and when rates of transmission are high 
    • Trying to stay at home if you are unwell
    • Until 31 March take a PCR test if displaying COVID-19 symptoms
    • Washing and sanitising your hands
    • Following the advice to “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it” - carry tissues with you, catch your sneezes and coughs into them and dispose of them in a bin

Businesses and venues

Visit the government website to access advice for businesses.

All businesses should follow the principles set out in the reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, in the workplace guidance.

We can support you 

For help and support with food and medical supplies contact the Trafford Community Response Line on 0300 330 9073. The line is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm.

For more help and advice visit our coronavirus information website page.

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