Restrictions in Trafford and Greater Manchester

Roadmap out of lockdown

Trafford, along with the rest of Greater Manchester and England, is following the government's roadmap out of lockdown.

For information on the government's roadmap out of lockdown visit the government website.

What the roadmap means for you

From 29 March:

  • you can meet outdoors (including in private gardens) with either 5 other people (the Rule of 6) or with one other household
  • you can access outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools
  • you can take part in formally organised outdoor sports.

From 12 April:

  • non-essential retail will be able to reopen
  • personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons will be able to reopen
  • public buildings such as libraries and community centres will be able to reopen
  • outdoor hospitality venues will be able to reopen, with table service only
  • most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) will be able to reopen
  • some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds will be able to take place
  • indoor leisure and sports facilities will be able to reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
  • all childcare and supervised activities will be allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number)
  • weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events will be able to take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens
  • self-contained accommodation will be able to open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
  • you should continue to minimise the amount that you travel where possible
  • care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test)

Clinically extremely vulnerable

From 1 April 2021 shielding advice is no longer be in place. Everyone is advised to follow the government guidance on staying safe. You can still access advice for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus


From 8 March all children and students returned to school or college. Secondary aged pupils (year 7 and above) should take part in asymptomatic testing upon their return. Tests are also available for the households of school pupils and school staff. To find out more about the reopening of schools, visit the government website. 


Nurseries and childminders are allowed to stay open. You can also form a childcare bubble to help you.

Businesses and venues

Under the government's roadmap out of clockdown some businesses must remain closed. For a full list of venues which must close and which can remain open visit the government website.

Public services

The majority of public services remain accessible. This includes NHS and medical services like GPs and dentists, courts and probation services. You can find more details on the government website.

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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