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Manchester City Council offers range of services during lockdown

Manchester City Council has a range of services and support networks available to help Mancunians during the current national lockdown. 

People who have been cut off from their support networks due to the lockdown or those who are medically vulnerable can use the Manchester Community Response support hub.

The support hub can help with access to food, access to medication, managing fuel top-up payments, accessing online services and combating loneliness.

The Council also urges anyone contacted by their GP in regard to getting a vaccination to stick to their appointment.

The vaccine take times to become effective and does not provide immediate immunity, so residents are urged to get the vaccine when offered.

David Regan, Manchester’s Director of Public Health, said: “It is essential that we stick to the new rules that have been put in place to protect as many people as possible, take pressure off the NHS and social care, and give vaccination teams the time they need to do their vital work.”

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Mancunians are strongest when we stick together and help one another, something we will rely on in the coming weeks.”

More information on Manchester Community Response here:

https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/info/100003/people_and_communities/7941/manchester_community_response

If you have coronavirus symptoms, you can arrange NHS Covid Test here:

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

If you think your business is eligible for the government’s latest grant scheme, click here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/46-billion-in-new-lockdown-grants-to-support-businesses-and-protect-jobs

Local Restriction Support Grants can be accessed here: https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/info/500362/covid-19/8021/covid-19_businesses_and_employers/2

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