New Coronavirus guidelines in place for Oldham residents

by samalhamdani on 28 July, 2020

After an increase in the number of cases being picked up by testing, Oldham is introducing increased guidelines for local residents, to reduce the chances of a local lockdown.

Coronavirus testing

Current testing has shown a marked increase in identified cases – although currently still well short of the levels which resulted in the local lockdown in Leicester.

From today people in Oldham must ensure they:

  • Do not make social visits to friends or family, or have visitors to their home
  • Do not visit friends or family in care homes or sheltered accommodation
  • Stick to social distancing guidelines, keeping two metres away from people not in their household or support bubble – meaning no hand shaking or hugging
  • Stay shielded for a further two weeks if they are on the shielding register

The new guidelines are in place for a minimum of two weeks, and will be reviewed on August 11 at the latest.

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