Covid High Risk Area

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More details about the Tier 2 high risk rules that currently cover Rossendale and Rochdale are available at


Shielding is not being reintroduced in England, despite rising levels of coronavirus across most of the nation.Government advisors say that, unlike in March, there are other protective measures in place – such as the rule of six and the wearing of face coverings in shops – to help reduce the spread.

But people should take precautions to avoid getting Covid.Those who were on the shielding list will receive a letter about the advice with tips on how they should do this.

The current advice to former shielding groups in the Tier 2, High alert level which applies to our area:

Reduce the number of different people you meet outside

Avoid travel except for essential journeys

Work from home where possible

Reduce the number of shopping trips made or go at quieter times of the day

Going to work – in Covid-secure workplaces – permitted if they cannot work from home

Children should still attend school

Restrictions on not meeting other households indoors, unless part of a support bubble apply as does the rule meet in groups of no more than six outdoors