Please see below for contact details and local updates during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Barbara’s office is currently closed to the public. Barbara and her team are still working and you can contact us by filling in the online form here.
Updated Covid guidance
As of 31 October 2021, a total of 1,261,686 tests for the coronavirus were taken by Salford residents. Salford has seen 45,881 cases of coronavirus over four distinct waves and 718 Salford residents have died with COVID-19 recorded on their death certificate.
All viruses mutate and we are now seeing the Omicron variant which provides a new threat on top of the existing variants of the virus. The new restrictions will help to limit its spread.
‘Plan B’ Covid guidance
From Friday 10 December, face coverings are compulsory in most public indoor venues, such as cinemas, theatres and places of worship. There will be exemptions in venues where it is not practical to wear one, such as when you are eating, drinking or exercising. For that reason, face masks will not be required in hospitality settings.
From Monday 13 December, those who can are advised to work from home.
From Wednesday 15 December the NHS Covid Pass on the NHS App will become mandatory for entry into nightclubs and settings where large crowds gather – including unseated indoor events with 500 or more attendees, unseated outdoor events with 4,000 or more attendees and any event with 10,000 or more attendees.
People will be able to demonstrate proof of two vaccine doses via the app. Proof of a negative lateral flow test will also be accepted.
For information on how to show your vaccination details or test results, click here:
By 31 October 2021, almost three-quarters (74%) of Salford adults had received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Just over two-thirds (67%) of adult residents (158,000 adults) were fully vaccinated with two doses.
With the addition of children into the eligible population, by 31 October, over 70% of all eligible age groups were covered with one dose, and 62% with two doses.
However, evidence has emerged that two vaccinations alone provide less protection against the new Omicron variant.
Therefore, it is vital that the booster programme is rolled out as fast as possible and that we all get our booster done because this increases protection against Omicron.
Vaccination remains the most important thing we have available to us in the fight against the pandemic and will allow us to ensure everyone can enjoy Christmas safely this year.
To book a Covid vaccine booster or for more information, click here:
How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)
There are other things that everyone can do to stop coronavirus spreading. It is particularly important for people who:
- are 70 or over
- have a long-term condition
- are pregnant
- have a weakened immune system
- 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
- 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
- stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people
You should not:
- touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean