It’s showtime: Indoor entertainment and hospitality returns

Feel like you’ve watched everything half-decent on the telly? Us too. Not to worry, our days of relying on streaming services come to an end as lockdown restrictions ease, allowing indoor culture and entertainment venues to open.

Manchester is drawing back the curtain

We spoke to Contact Theatre Manchester before they opened their doors to discuss how lockdown had affected their organisation, and how they can’t wait to open back up to put on shows for us all.

Manchester is backing business: we’re open once again

We spoke to Thomas’s Chop House and Fred Aldous before they opened up and they told us how excited they were, and explained how hard they had worked to make their businesses Covid secure and ready for us to enjoy.

Remember: Rule of Six or two households can mix outdoors

It’s been really hard not being able to see family and friends over the last few months– but things have changed. The Rule of 6 is now in place, meaning you can see some of your loved ones outdoors, in private gardens and parks.

Monday 29 March: Outdoor sports returns

Sport is in Manchester’s DNA. And over the past year it’s been tough having limits on how we can get out and get active. But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, the wait is nearly over… from Monday 29 March outdoor sport is returning.

11 Places in Manchester to take a breather

Manchester City Centre has more to offer than at first sight, it’s part of what makes the city such a great place to live in and explore. Beside the busy streets and behind the tall buildings, we have some amazing green spaces and squares.

Manchester offers its own version of sign of respect– that avoids physical contact

As more lockdown restrictions ease, Manchester City Council’s public health team is appealing to the city to keep on with social distancing – and to remember to avoid shaking hands or other contact greetings.

Help NHS Test & Trace by keeping a ‘socialising journal’

We’re used to knowing journals as diary entry records– but now Manchester’s public health boss, David Regan, says adding in where you’ve been or who you have come in close contact with, could be crucial to the NHS Test & Trace service.