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Coronavirus: Travel information and advice

Updated: 6pm Tuesday 13 October


Local travel guidance is now being set according to a three-tier local COVID alert level system which the government has introduced in England.

Tier 1 – Medium local alert level
Tier 2 – High local alert level
Tier 3 – Very high local alert level

From Wednesday 14 October 2020, all areas of Greater Manchester have been placed in Tier 2 – High local alert level.

This means you should:

  • Aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.
  • Plan ahead if you have to travel, allow extra time for your journey, consider travelling outside peak times and using less busy routes.
  • Help protect yourself and everyone else by following safety guidance.
  • Consider walking or cycling if you can.

In addition, if you are clinically extremely vulnerable, government guidance is that you should avoid travel except for essential journeys.

Students must not move back and forth between their permanent home and student home during term time – subject to limited exemptions.

From 6pm on Friday 16 October, residents in Tier 2 (High) and Tier 3 (Very high) local alert level areas must not travel into Wales, unless they have a reasonable excuse.

This guidance will be kept under regular review and could change at short notice. For further information, use the government’s online local COVID alert level postcode checker.

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