Coronavirus update from Director Of Public Health

The council is working very closely with our partners in the borough and throughout Greater Manchester.

The seven day rate of positive tests per 100,000 people in Stockport has risen to 25.9 for the week ending 01/08/20 (up from 15.7 in the week ending 25/07/20 and 7.2 the week before that). This means that the transmission of coronavirus within the borough is still increasing and together we need to do all we can to try to stop the spread of Coronavirus.

We are providing advice and support to the care sector, businesses, hospitality sector and other settings to help prevent outbreaks, and acting quickly when an outbreak is identified. We are also targeting our engagement with groups where we are seeing rises in positive tests - in particular teenagers and younger adults, but also the 40-49 age group - so that we can reinforce messages about how to follow the current restrictions and stay safe.

We fully understand that many people have missed seeing friends and family over the last few months. Despite the current restrictions on meeting with other households in indoor settings such as homes, gardens, pubs and restaurants, residents can still meet up to six people outdoors - for example, in a park or the outdoor area of a pub or restaurant - providing you socially distance from one another. As well as limiting your contact with other households, socially distancing, wearing a face covering and regular hand washing are still the most effective way to stay safe. For a full list of what you can and can't do and frequently asked questions please visit the GOV.UK website.

Stockport residents have responded really well on the whole throughout the pandemic to the advice put in place to protect us all. We are very grateful for the fantastic community spirit we have seen throughout the last few months and the continued efforts of the people of Stockport to keep one another safe. We ask that these efforts continue and that residents follow the latest guidance so that together we can stop the spread of Coronavirus.