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COVID-19 : local rules, information and infection metrics

From Monday 19 July, we moved into Step 4 of Lockdown Exit which means:

  • all remaining limits on social contact (currently 6 people or 2 households indoors, or 30 people outdoors) are removed and there are no more restrictions on how many people can meet in any setting, indoors or outdoors
  • all restrictions on life events such as weddings, funerals, bar/bat mitzvahs and baptisms are removed, including the remaining restrictions on the number of attendees; there are no requirements for table service at life events, or restrictions on singing or dancing
  • the legal requirements to wear a face covering is lifted in all settings (BUT, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, published guidance advises that wearing a face covering will reduce your risk and the risk to others, where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet in enclosed and crowded spaces)
  • social distancing rules (2 metres or 1 metre with additional mitigations) are lifted
  • ...and much more - PRESS HERE to view the Government rules and advice.

Positive test numbers:

'Sandiway' sub-region

Cheshire West & Chester

Map showing England and all its regions/suburbs


Links to other government information:

Roadmap out of lockdown - Spring 2021
     - a pictorial summary of these plans is shown below.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

Covid-19 information from Cheshire West & Chester

Check if you are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine:

Residents who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Cheshire West and Chester are encouraged to book their appointment.  Everyone aged 18 and over in England can now book their coronavirus vaccination, following a recent announcement.  [Note that some walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites are offering the vaccine to people aged 16 and 17.  PRESS HERE to check if a site is available near you.]

As the COVID-19 vaccination programme progresses in the borough, people from a number of priority groups are invited to come forward.  The groups currently being offered the COVID-19 vaccination in the borough include:

  • people aged 18 and over
  • people who are a main carer for someone at high risk
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people who are clinically extremely vulnerable
  • people with a learning disability
  • people who have a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)

Residents who are eligible can book an appointment at where they can choose a time slot and location that suits them. People who are eligible, but without online access, can call 119 to book a vaccination between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week. Vaccination appointments can also be booked on behalf of people they care for if they are unable to do it themselves.

People aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine - PRESS HERE for more information.

Cheshire West and Chester Media Releases:

(PRESS HERE for full list)

3 Sept: "People with long COVID in Cheshire West and Chester asked to share their views to help shape services"

20 August: "Helping businesses to stay safe"

17 August: "Chester testing centre to close at the end of August"

13 August: "Licensed drivers urged to sign up to COVID-safe standard in Cheshire West and Chester"

2 August: "Council thanks residents for getting tested"

2 August: "Cheshire West and Chester reaches a vaccine milestone"

22 July: "Cheshire leaders unite in expressing concern and caution about COVID"

16 July: "Supporting businesses to remain open following easing of restrictions"

14 July: "Cheshire West and Chester COVID-19 Outbreak Board Position Statement - Advice to Residents post 19th July 2021"