Stay Safe, Stay Salford

Our high streets and town centres are friendly places with a real community spirit. While coronavirus restrictions continue we're supporting local businesses to put safety at the heart of the service they offer to customers. We’re here to help businesses and venues with advice and guidance on legal restrictions, display materials, a public awareness campaign, temporary pavement licenses and business rates relief and grants.

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Trading safely

We will keep you up to date with legal restrictions and advice on how to operate safely and minimise the spread of the virus.

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That's the Spirit!

Our That’s the Spirit campaign encourages local communities to do the right thing. Please shop locally, wear a face covering, and keep two metres apart from those not in your household. We’re all in this together.

You can download the posters at the bottom of this page

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Think outside

If you own a hospitality business (such as a pub, bar, restaurant or café) and need a little more space to open safely, you may be able to operate outdoors with a Temporary Pavement License. This means you can have tables and chairs outside your venue on a temporary basis (you may also want to think about extra shelter and heating).

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Support for your business

The government has provided financial support to local businesses to help manage the impact caused by coronavirus, including business rates relief, discounts and grants.

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Simple steps

We can all do our bit to keep Salford’s high streets safe by taking a few simple measures:

  • Shop local, by doing this you won’t have to make unnecessary journeys
  • Wear a face covering
  • Keep two metres apart
  • Regularly wash and/or sanitise your hands 

If you are concerned a business is not following government legal restrictions, please email

Salford City Council is receiving funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Reopening High Streets Safely (RHSS) fund to support the safe reopening of high streets and other commercial areas by helping to establish safe trading environments for businesses and customers.

ERDF   HM Government