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Coronavirus: Travel information and advice

Updated: 12am Friday 23 October


All areas of Greater Manchester are currently in Tier 3 (Very high) of the government's local COVID alert level system.

This means:

  • You should not travel out of or into the area unless your journey is essential for work, education, medical reasons, to access youth services, for caring responsibilities, or as part of a longer journey.
  • You can continue to travel within Greater Manchester, but aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.
  • If you have to travel, please plan ahead, allow extra time for your journey, consider travelling outside peak times and using quieter routes.
  • You should help protect yourself and everyone else by following safety guidance.
  • You should consider walking or cycling if you can.

In addition, if you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you should stay at home as much as possible and avoid all but essential travel.

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

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

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