COVID Bulletin: Friday 11 June 2021

Enhanced Response Area

The Government announced this week that the whole of Greater Manchester, including Manchester, has been designated as an Enhanced Response Area (ERA) for Covid-19. 

This is because cases of the Delta variant of concern, first identified in India are increasing, as this variant spreads 60% more easily than previous Covid strains.

ERA status builds on our existing work to curb the variant’s spread but means we can access extra government support for delivering vaccinations and testing.

Manchester is still open as usual for business – and if we all follow the rules, we’ll be able to continue enjoying what our city has to offer.

More about ERA status here.

Help Stop The Spread

Help Stop The Spread

We have a critical window for what we do now as a city, which will have a major long-term effect. Our key advice – which is also ERA guidance – remains the same:

  • Take extra care and meet people outside, rather than inside, wherever possible
  • Take the vaccination when offered – and if you have any questions please talk to your GP, who will want to help.Do the free twice-weekly testing sessions (using lateral flow kits, for people who do not have Covid symptoms). This is because 1 in 3 people can have the virus without ever showing any sign of it.
  • Please record your test results – and if it is positive, book a PCR test immediately to confirm the result.
Get Tested
Hands, Space, Face and Fresh Air
  • Follow all the rules around social distancing, face coverings, washing hands, wiping surfaces and keeping windows open
If You're Self-Isolating, Help is Available
  • If you have Covid symptoms, please don’t delay, book a free PCR test immediately by calling NHS 119 and stay at home until you get your result and advice on if you need to self-isolate.
  • Please take the help and support we can offer while you self-isolate. There is no stigma in catching the virus or being a contact.
Travel Between 10am-3pm Weekdays for a Quieter Trip
  • Space is still limited on public transport due to social distancing. If you can, travel during quieter times Between 10am and 3pm, and after 6pm weekdays.

Visit for details.

TfGM – Do Your Bit

Business Advice and Support

Restart Grants – apply online before 30 June 2021 

Applications for a one-off Restart Grant to support eligible businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors close on 30 June 2021. 

Apply now at

Restart Grants

Pop up vaccination clinic dates in Manchester

Tesco Higher Blackley

This clinic is offering the second vaccination for residents who have already received their first vaccine dose. You can also receive your first vaccine here however there must be a gap of 12 weeks between doses.

Opening times:

Monday 14 June 10am to 4pm


Male and Female vaccinators available


Drop in or pre-book by calling 0800 092 4020 or 0161 947 0770. Lines are open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm


Victoria Ave E, Blackley, M9 6HP

Irish World Heritage Centre

This walk-in clinic is available to all eligible Manchester residents over the age of 18. If you think you might be eligible, please go along and speak to our vaccination team.

Opening times:

Monday 14 June 11.30am-6.30pm

Monday 21 June 11.30am-6.30pm


Male and Female vaccinators available


This is a walk in clinic there is no booking however you may have to queue.


Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 0AE

Remember the golden rules

👋 Hands
😷 Face
↔ Space