THERE have been more than 100 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Trafford.

Latest figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England have shown there are 104 cases in the borough.

It means there has been an increase of eight in the area since the last statistics were released.

As of 9am 1 April, a total of 152,979 people have been tested of which 29,474 tested positive.

As of 5pm on 31 March, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 2,352 have sadly died.

Meanwhile, the reception at Trafford Town Hall will be closed to the public and opening hours at Sale Waterside will be reduced until further notice.

The decision was taken in the light of a sharp decline in visitor numbers over the past week since the public was asked to stay at home for all but essential journeys to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and the need to safeguard the health and safety of Council key workers who remain on site in both locations.

Sale Waterside’s new opening hours are as follows:

  • 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday

Residents can continue to receive assistance and advice relating to Council services via the Access Trafford contact centre on 0161 912 2000, which is open from Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm. Members of the public can also find information and contact the Council online at

Council Leader Andrew Western said: “In the interests of protecting the public and our essential workers, and encouraging people to stay at home to support the NHS, it is the right decision to reduce public access to Council buildings at this time.

“We would urge that as far as possible residents use the phone and online services available rather than coming to Sale Waterside in person.

“The Council website is being continually updated with information about both the impact of COVID-19 on services and the help available including council tax assistance, bin collections and temporary closures to service.”