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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read the latest guidance on coronavirus.

Help reduce the spread of the coronavirus by following local and government advice.

Our priority is to continue to provide essential council services while continuing to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents.

The current situation means we may have difficulties in handling your calls. If you do not need to speak to someone urgently, you can apply, book, report and pay for lots of council services online.

What you can and can't do - latest local boroughwide advice

The council has issued updated advice for residents across the borough to help stop the spread of coronavirus. These are increased measures for the borough of Rochdale.  

         IMPORTANT: latest local boroughwide advice on coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Changes to council services

Keep up-to-date on the latest services affected and event cancellations.

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How to protect yourself

Latest guidance. Includes what you can and can't do, testing, symptoms, information in other languages and more.

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COVID-19 test and trace

Get tested locally and find out how the tracing process works.

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Help for vulnerable people

How to get food parcels, ring our support helpline, access help if you’re vulnerable and more.

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Schools and education

Learning from home, changes to schools, free school meals and more.

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Report a business or person

Report a business or individual who may possibly be breaking the rules.

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Workplace safety advice

Guidance to help businesses, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Campaign materials

Use these materials to share messages to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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COVID-19 outbreak control plan

Rochdale’s COVID-19 local prevention and response plan.

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Support your town centres safely

There is a lot to enjoy in your town centres and we're working hard to make them safe and welcoming.

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Updates from the council leader

Read the latest blog from the council leader, councillor Allen Brett.

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Business and employer support

Get the latest guidance and advice about coronavirus for employers and businesses.

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Health and wellbeing resources for you and your family

Domestic violence, mental health and guidance to help you look after the health of yourself and your family.

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Children and childcare

Sure Start children’s centres, what to do if a child is unwell or injured and more.

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Council Tax, benefits and money help

Apply for benefits, Council Tax help and more.

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Social care and support

How we’re supporting care homes, health and exercise for older people and more.

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Bins, rubbish and recycling changes

Get all the latest information, including changes.

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Stay safe from scammers

Scams, warning signs and what to do.

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