Coronavirus update and advice

NHS advice

See the latest NHS advice and guidance on coronavirus.

England restrictions

New national restrictions are in place from November 5 to December 2.

More guidance and support is on the website. Bolton Council's website also has detailed FAQs about the restrictions.

Advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable

The government has updated its guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable to Covid-19.


If you are struggling because you need to stay at home and have no family or friends to support you with shopping or other help please contact Bolton Council on 01204 337221. The opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • Saturdays from 9.00am – 1.30pm

Are you recovering from COVID-19?

If you have had COVID-19, you may still be experiencing some effects that are impacting on your quality of life. Alternatively, you might be supporting a family member or friend following their COVID-19 illness which may be challenging.

Find advice on how to manage some of the common effects of COVID-19, or how you can support someone’s recovery, on the Your COVID Recovery website.

Wellbeing and mental health

Feeling down, lonely, frustrated, anxious or worried are normal reactions at the moment.

You might feel concerned about your finances, your health, relationships or relatives.

Find out what mental health support is available in Bolton.

This guide to mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus has been created for people in Bolton is full of lots of useful advice to support yourself and others,

Public Health England has put together an easy read guide to looking after your mind and body during this difficult time.

Online counselling and emotional well-being support for children and young people aged 11 to 25 in Bolton is available from Kooth


Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust has created an animation and fact sheet to help children understand what coronavirus is, the importance of hand washing and how to stop the virus spreading.

Remember to:

  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space - stay at least 2 metres apart or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions


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