Joint statement from Bolton Council, Bolton CCG and Royal Bolton Hospital Foundation Trust

This weekend, as pubs, restaurants and other leisure facilities re-open, we’re coming together to ask for your continued help in reducing the spread of Covid-19 in Bolton because it’s clear to us that the virus hasn’t gone away.

We know that you’ll want to show your support to local businesses but if you do want to go out this weekend please follow the simple measures that can keep you, your families, friends and neighbours safe: wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering and keep two metres apart. If you start to feel unwell with any of the symptoms of Covid-19 please remember to immediately isolate and book a test.

Now’s not the time to become complacent; we still have among the highest infection rates in the country, with numbers continuing to rise and are still on the Government’s red alert watch list

Sadly, our hospital is continuing to see a steady number of people needing treatment for the virus, including a growing number of patients requiring critical care. Even more regrettably, we have seen an increase in the number of Covid-related deaths.

For further information on how you can help us control the spread of the virus in Bolton, please check the FAQs section of the Bolton Council website including a reminder of the legal restrictions that are still in place.

Your public services continue to be here for you now and for however long it takes. We want to remind you that your NHS services in Bolton are open for you whatever your health needs. If you need to contact your GP please do so. If you have been invited to the hospital for diagnostic services such as tests and scans or treatment for conditions such as cancer please keep your appointment. We are doing all we can to keep these services safely open.

We also know that people might be continuing to struggle. If you require help or support at this time, Bolton Council’s humanitarian support hub is here for you. Visit bolton.gov.uk for more information.

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