30th July: New restrictions across Greater Manchester

Following the new guidance issued by the Government from midnight, July 30, we would like to inform businesses in the borough of the following:

  • People living inside and outside of Stockport can continue to travel in and out for work but workplaces must continue to implement COVID-19 secure guidance.
  • Staff must continue to stay 2m apart or ‘1m plus’ – which is one metre plus mitigations that will help to prevent transmission (face masks, screens, handwashing facilities, facing colleagues away from each other).
  • Employees should continue to wash their hands at regular intervals.
  • Residents can go to pubs, cafes, restaurants, the gym and other public places but only with members of their own household. If you run such a business, you should take steps to ensure people do not interact with people they do not live with, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidance.
  • Face coverings must continue to be worn (unless you have a legitimate reason not to) in the following places: all shops and shopping centres (including anywhere you go for takeaway food and drink); Supermarkets; Banks and building societies; Post offices; and Public Transport.
  • If staff members begin to feel unwell and have symptoms, they should self-isolate for 10 days but if contacted by a member of the Government’s ‘Track and Trace’ team, they should isolate for 14 days.
  • If you need further guidance regarding making your workplace COVID-19 secure, visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

The restrictions will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

We are encouraging all Stockport residents who are unwell to isolate in line with government guidance, to get tested either by emailing testing@stockport.gov.uk, through booking at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-an-antigen-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ or by phoning 119.