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COVID-19: guidance and safety measures in council buildings

Find out what you need to know before visiting a council building and see what safety measures are in place.

What you need to know before your visit

Do not visit if you have any coronavirus symptoms or you've been told to self-isolate.

You're encouraged to give your contact details to the NHS Test and Trace service when you arrive. You’ll either need to:

  • Enter your details using the NHS COVID-19 app - you can download the app before you arrive to reduce potential delays. Download the NHS COVID-19 app.
  • If you don't have access to a mobile device, you can add your details to a form available on your way in.

Safety measures during your visit

To help keep you safer during your visit:

  • The government expects and recommends you wear face coverings in enclosed and crowded spaces
  • Use hand sanitiser stations, where provided
  • You should minimise the number, proximity and duration of social contacts
  • We've put in place additional cleaning measures

Attending council meetings

We've put some additional guidance in place to help keep you safe when attending a council meeting in-person. In addition to the measures on this pagee, please note the following:

  • Please take a test at home before you attend a meeting in-person. Ideally, you should take a test no earlier than the evening before the meeting and no later than one hour before the meeting. How to get a home testing kit.
  • The meeting rooms at Number One Riverside, Rochdale have a maximum capacity of 20 people which may result in longer waiting times. 

National guidance on protecting yourself

You may also like to view the national information on protecting yourself.