Coronavirus update and advice

The NHS in this area and Public Health England are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.


See the latest NHS advice and guidance on coronavirus.

The Government has published FAQs with advice on what you can and cannot do.

It has also updated the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 and have been advised to shield.

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.

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.

Similar guides are available for social distancing, staying at home and shielding.

Translated information on social distancing is also available.

Free online support for mental health and wellbeing is available to all Greater Manchester residents from SilverCloud.

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


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.


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.

Get the facts

The GOV.UK WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Service has been launched to combat the spread of misinformation. To use the service, simply add +44 7860 064422 to your contacts and send a WhatsApp message saying “Hi”.

Bolton Council provides regular updates on how its services are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remember to:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards


  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

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