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: Continue to work from home if you can Get vaccinated when you are offered it, and encourage others to do so as well Get tested twice a week for free and isolate if you are positive You should get tested for Covid-19 if you have symptoms. Arranging to have a PCR test if you have symptoms of COVID-19 You should also get regularly tested for Covid-19 if you do not have symptoms. Getting regular rapid lateral flow tests if you do not have symptoms of Covid-19 Arranging a testing or managed quarantine package if you plan to travel to red or amber list countries. See further details 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. Schools 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. Latest news and updates from Trafford Council Friday 18th June Get vaccinated and help reduce Covid-19 cases in Trafford Thursday 20th May Could you be a Trafford Community Champion? Thursday 13th May Residents encouraged to be cautious as restrictions ease Translate these web pages into various languages You can translate all of our coronavirus information and advice into 36 of the most widely spoken languages using our 'Browsealoud' function, accessed by clicking on the icon at the bottom of every web page.