Restrictions in Trafford and Greater Manchester

Roadmap out of lockdown

England will move to Step 4 of the government's roadmap out of lockdown on 19 July.

Please be aware that Trafford is still an enhanced response area due to the fast spread of the Delta variant in Greater Manchester.

Government advice for Trafford residents - enhanced response area

Trafford, along with the rest of Greater Manchester, has specific advice from the government as we are an enhanced response area. This is due to the fast spread of the Delta variant in Greater Manchester.

The new COVID-19 variant spreads more easily from person to person. To help stop the spread, you should take particular caution when meeting anyone outside your household or support bubble.

In the areas listed above, wherever possible, you should try to:

  • meet outside rather than inside where possible
  • keep 2 metres apart from people that you don’t live with (unless you have formed a support bubble with them), this includes friends and family you don’t live with
  • minimise travel in and out of affected areas

You should also:

You should get tested for Covid-19 if you have symptoms.

You should also get regularly tested for Covid-19 if you do not have symptoms.

You should self-isolate immediately if you have symptoms or a positive test result for COVID-19. There is support if you’re off work because of coronavirus.


Since 8 March all children and students have returned to school or college. Secondary aged pupils (year 7 and above) should take part in regular asymptomatic testing. Tests are also available for the households of school pupils and school staff.

Read more about the governent’s advice about early years, schools and colleges.

Businesses and venues

The government has issued information and advice for businesses on how to operate during step 4 of the roadmap. Visit the government website to access advice for businesses.

All businesses should follow the principles set out in the working safely 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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