Staying safe

With summer upon us we would like the people of Greater Manchester to have lots of fun, while staying safe and following the Government’s advice in relation to COVID-19 (, opens in a new tab).


While you are out and about

  • Never jump into or swim in open water - Cold Water Shock can kill and you never know what's lurking beneath the surface (if there’s no lifeguard then don’t swim)
  • Never enter the water to rescue your dog - who will rescue you? Most dogs manage to scramble out - some owners are not so lucky 
  • If you see a fire in the countryside, report it immediately. Leave the area as soon as possible and dial 999.
  • If you are going out cycling be bright and be seen
  • Take care on the roads - whether walking or cycling always look out for vehicles

Be part of the team and help protect the emergency services

  • Never make a hoax call to the emergency services. When firefighters attend a hoax call, they can't be at a real emergency, which can put lives in danger
  • Don’t start fires, they can spread faster than you think
  • Don’t take barbecues onto the moors
  • Please store your waste materials safely until bin collection day. Visit Recycle for Greater Manchester website for recycling centre information and storing waste safely.

As people spend more time at home, also take some time to think about fire safety in the home.