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Covid is still here in Salford

Published on 02 December 2021 04:55 PM

We're all getting back to doing the things we love. It's important to keep taking the right steps to stay safe and reduce the risk of Covid.

That's why, with funding from The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and The Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations (GMCVO), we're partnering with the other eight Greater Manchester Age UKs to ensure local older people know the steps they can take to live safely with the continued risk of Covid.

We all want to do our best to protect each other. And there are plenty of things you can do to feel safe.

  • Wear a face covering, unless you’re exempt, when you’re shopping, using public transport or out in public places to help protect yourself as well as others. It’s good to try and avoid busier places too.
  • Wash your hands regularly, especially when you get home after being out, before handling or eating food, and after sneezing or blowing your nose. Using hand sanitiser also helps when you are out and about
  • Keep windows open at home, even a little, when you have visitors to help let fresh air in, and blow Covid out. But make sure to wrap up warm if you need to.
  • If you’re feeling unwell, the best thing to do is stay at home and arrange a PCR test to make sure you don’t pass the virus on.
  • Follow the current testing advice to help protect you and others.
  • Keep up with any boosters or jabs that you are offered via the NHS or your GP, including your flu jab.Taking steps to protect yourself from Covid will also help keep you safe from flu this winter.

By continuing to take these positive actions, we can continue to go out more again and keep each other safe. But if you need a little more help taking these steps, or are worried about how Covid is affecting you, we are here to help. Contact us on: 0161 788 7300.

Want more information?

We'll be visiting community groups and sharing leaflets with clients and their carers together with our partners across Greater Manchester. If you are part of a community group and would like to have a partner come and share these and other tips with you, contact your local Age UK:

Covid is still here Leaflet

There are plenty of things you can do to feel safe.