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COVID-19: help for vulnerable people

Latest government advice for the borough of Rochdale

Get the latest advice for residents across the borough. This is to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

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


View information and advice for vulnerable adults during the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Local support helplines for coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you need help to stay safe and well as a result of the coronavirus pandemic you can access our community response hubs.

You can get help, advice and access to essential supplies (we're trying to accommodate different dietary requirements, where possible), as well as linking residents to the appropriate services and groups for support.

Please ring our special hotline number or send an SMS text to the Greater Manchester Community Hub if you're struggling and require help, support or emergency supplies.

Call 01706 923685. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm or

Send an SMS text to 07860 022 876

Government advice for shielding residents

The government has produced advice for clinically extremely vulnerable residents who are shielding during the coronavirus pandemic. This guidance is government advice and it’s your personal choice whether to follow it.

Find out if you're eligible for support from the NHS Volunteer Responders programme and how to get in touch. Volunteers can help with various day-to-day tasks that might have become more difficult during the pandemic such has help with shopping for food, collecting prescriptions, reassurance, advice and companionship.

Get support from the NHS Volunteer responders programme

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