Play your part in stopping the spread of Coronavirus


28/07/2020

We’re supporting Oldham Council and urging you to stick to new coronavirus restrictions brought in today to help protect you, your family and friends.

To help halt the spread of the virus, save lives, and avoid local lockdown, new guidance has been issued  for Oldham residents and businesses.

The following guidance begins today and will continue for the next two weeks.

  • To reduce spread between households, you are advised not to have social visitors to your home, outside those of your support bubble
  • Those who are clinically vulnerable, whose shielding should have ended on 31 July, should extend their shielding for a further two weeks to 14 August.
  • To ensure older and vulnerable people are protected, care homes will not relax restrictions on care home visiting

The number of cases of coronavirus in the borough has increased over the last week.

Oldham has seen 119 cases of coronavirus in the seven days to 25 July. By comparison, the week ending 17 July saw just 26 positive cases. This means a current rate 50.2 positive tests per 100,000 versus 10.2 per 100,000 the week before, which is why action is being taken.

Emma Davison, our Executive Director of Customer First said: “I know that many of you are missing friends and family and want to get back to normal, but if we stick to the restrictions now, we can help stop the spread of Coronavirus, protect ourselves and loved ones, and prevent a strict local lockdown being put in place.”

We’re still here for you

Please be reassured that we are still here for you and many of our teams are delivering their services online and by phone. For full details please visit our webpage. For general enquiries, please get in touch with our Contact Centre. Email servicecentre@fcho.co.uk or call 0161 393 7117.

For more information about the new local coronavirus guidance, visit the Oldham Council website.