Tier 3 financial support

The government recently announced further financial support measures to help businesses who are legally required to close due to tier 3 restrictions, as well as packages of wider financial support measures for other businesses impacted by coronavirus.

We will shortly publish full details of which businesses will be eligible to receive a grant, as well as information about how you can apply once we have received the appropriate confirmation from government.

Coronavirus in Stockport

5. Face coverings

From Saturday 8 August, face covering rules will be extended to additional settings. This includes the following council owned buildings:

  • museums and galleries
  • indoor cultural and heritage sites
  • libraries

We want your visit to be as safe as possible. Plan ahead and take a face covering with you when you visit. You do not need a face covering if you fall into one of the exempt categories.

In line with government guidance, it's also recommended that a face covering is worn in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

We strongly advise that you wear a face covering if you're visiting any of our public buildings.

Your face covering should be fitted correctly and cover the nose and mouth. Suitable face coverings include formal masks, homemade face coverings and scarf coverings.

The best available scientific evidence is that, when used correctly, wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus, helping to protect others.

Note: face coverings are not a replacement for social distancing and regular hand washing.

You can find information on the full list of premises where face coverings must now be worn, how to wear a face covering correctly, a list of exemptions, and downloadable and printable badges and cards for those that are exempt on the GOV.UK website.