Bury Council is working closely with its partners in the NHS to ensure that the borough’s most vulnerable residents are given top priority in the fight against coronavirus.
It is also determined to ensure that vital services, ranging from bin collections to social care, will continue as normal.
Councillor David Jones, leader of the council, said: “We are taking action in response to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday, when new evidence was presented about the potential for many more deaths from the coronavirus unless more urgent action is taken by us all.
“The advice was unequivocal – everyone has been advised to reduce non-essential social contact as much as possible, therefore we are putting our business continuity plans in place.
“The council is still open for business. We will prioritise the most essential services that Bury people rely on.