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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.

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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Updates on council services

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


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How to protect yourself

Latest guidance from the government. Includes testing, protecting yourself and others, symptoms, information in other languages and more.


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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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COVID-19 testing

There are centres in Rochdale borough where you can be tested for coronavirus.


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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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Business and employer support

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


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Schools and education

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


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Bins, rubbish and recycling changes

Get all the latest information, including changes.


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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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Local contact tracing

We've introduced tier 2 contact tracing for everyone who lives in the borough of Rochdale.


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Updates from the council leader

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


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Reopening your town centres

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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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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COVID-19 outbreak control plan

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


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Campaign materials

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


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Stay safe from scammers

Scams, warning signs and what to do.


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Donate to local organisations

The money raised by Action Together will go to local organisations who are providing vital help and support for vulnerable and older local residents.


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