Daily Local and National updates on coronavirus (COVID-19)
As four new rapid Covid-19 testing sites have opened across Oldham, Local Democracy reporter Charlotte Green went to one of them - at Oldham Community Leisure centre - to see what the process is like...
Tameside's Director of Public Health has thanked residents for their continued efforts to reduce the spread of Covid, as infection rates in the borough show early signs of beginning to plateau.
The military are now supporting Covid-19 testing in Tameside, delivering 'rapid lateral flow tests' to key workers across the borough.
Residents of all care homes in Oldham will have received the coronavirus vaccine by the end of this week, the council has said.
Being There is a small local charity that has been in existence for 38 years, supporting people with cancer, strokes, heart disease, COPD and other life limiting illnesses.
Pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation programmes have been cut short, or cancelled, as a result of Covid-19, despite an expected rise in respiratory complications as a result of the virus.
Three High Peak voluntary groups are kindly offering free transport to local Covid vaccination centres for people in the borough who need it.
Almost everyone living or working in a care home in Tameside and Glossop has been vaccinated against Covid-19 - in just three days.
The number of new Covid-19 infections in Derbyshire and Derby are now consistently falling, but are still extremely high – particularly in the city.
Derbyshire residents are being urged to prepare themselves for many more months of social distancing and face coverings to quash the Covid-19 pandemic.
Reduced timetables have been introduced on the rail network as people are continued to be urged to avoid travelling where possible.
A doctor has railed against the delay of the second Covid-19 vaccine dose and warned breaking consent with patients is close to 'moral injury'.
By Sunday morning (17 January), Greater Manchester Police had issued more than 100 Fixed Penalty Notices for Covid regulation breaches already this weekend alone.
A Greater Manchester MP has told how 'long Covid' has left his short-term memory 'shot to pieces', while he continues to suffer brain fog.
More than 14,000 people in Tameside have received the Covid-19 jab as the borough pushes 'ahead of the curve' and bosses now want to see teachers immunised to ‘stop the damage’ to young people.
Derbyshire's Chief Constable and Police Crime Commissioner are calling on the government to consider issuing frontline police officers and staff with the Covid-19 vaccination as a priority.
The military has been drafted in to help launch rapid Covid-19 testing for key workers without symptoms of the virus in Oldham.
Residents at Goyt Valley House care home in New Mills have been among the first people in the High Peak to receive the much-awaited Covid-19 vaccine.
Derbyshire has clocked 5,000 Covid-19 cases in a week for the first time as infections surge across the county.
The first patients to be vaccinated at the new Greater Manchester NHS Vaccination Centre have spoken of their "relief" to be getting the life-saving jab.
A third coronavirus vaccination centre in the High Peak has invited patients to receive their first jab this week.
The Bureau in Glossop is offering free car journeys for residents to get to local Covid vaccine centres.
The local fight against coronavirus has been boosted as the second vaccination hub in the High Peak got up and running last weekend.
Two women who drove several miles to go for a walk during lockdown have had their £200 fines overturned by Derbyshire Police, who have also issued an apology to them.
People in Tameside and Glossop will now receive their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine 12 weeks after their first, following a last-minute change in medical advice.
Mossley’s Covid Vaccine rollout has begun with over 1,200 people immunised over the first two days of jabs at George Lawton Hall.
Health chiefs are aiming to vaccinate 25,000 people against Covid-19 every week in Oldham, but warn there could be 'challenges' in getting that many doses supplied to the borough.
Victims of domestic abuse in Greater Manchester are being reminded that support is still available and those at risk of harm can still leave their homes under the latest coronavirus lockdown rules.
Derbyshire Police has said that all fixed penalty notices issued during the latest lockdown will be reviewed, after two women who were fined for what they thought was a legal walk criticised the force's "heavy handed" approach.
Advice has been issued for those who are classed as 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' to coronavirus to not attend work or education.
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has urged the government to extend its ban on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic to avoid a further surge in homelessness.
Thousands more people in Greater Manchester have received coronavirus vaccines as the regional programme continues to take shape.
Greater Manchester Police responded to 1,500 reports of 'stupid and selfish' people breaking Covid-19 laws over the New Year period.
Homeless people in Oldham will be given priority for Covid-19 vaccinations, the council has confirmed.
GCSEs, A-levels and AS-level exams will not go ahead in England this summer and will be replaced by some form of teacher assessed grades, the government has said.
MPs in the High Peak, Tameside and Oldham have been reacting to the news that England has been plunged back into a national lockdown.
Tameside's schools are still open for vulnerable children and those of key workers during the latest lockdown, while support is available for pupils who are learning at home.
Tameside people are being urged to "dig deep and pull together to make the latest national lockdown count" in curbing the rapid rise in the borough's Covid-19 cases.
Transport bosses have issued guidance on travelling, including how public transport will be running, during the lockdown which has been imposed in England.
A second Covid-19 vaccination centre is due to open in the High Peak this weekend.
People are being alerted to a highly believable scam via a fake text message purporting to be from the NHS.
Retail, leisure and hospitality businesses will receive one-off grants of up to £9,000 to help deal with the challenges of the new lockdown, the Chancellor has said.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a third national lockdown in England, in order to combat a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases.
Coronavirus cases in Tameside are rising once again as a more transmissible variant of the virus begins to circulate in the region.
Covid-19 infection rates are beginning to rise again in Oldham after weeks of plateauing case numbers.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect us all, you may need to get in touch with agencies about specific issues which affect you.
Applications for the High Peak Connect COVID-19 Support Grant are now open again.