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COVID-19 : local rules, information and infection metrics

From Tuesday 5 January, the Government has decided that England is to have National Lockdown (Stay at Home) which will mean:

1. You must not leave, or be outside of, your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

  • shop for basic necessities
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible.

2. Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.

3. Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.

Positive test numbers:

'Sandiway' sub-region

Cheshire West & Chester

Map showing England and all its regions/suburbs


Links to other government information:

National Lockdown (Stay at Home) restrictions from 5 January

Covid-19 information from Cheshire West & Chester


Cheshire West and Chester Media Releases:

(PRESS HERE for full list)

15 Jan: "Residents asked to exercise caution and avoid busy areas to stop COVID-19"

13 Jan: "COVID-19 vaccinations roll out across the borough"

12 Jan: "Letter to the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Housing and Local Government about Covid"

12 Jan: "Stay at home plea for Cheshire West's clinically vulnerable"

12 Jan: "Council's warning about COVID-19 vaccination fraud"

8 Jan: "Council services affected by lockdown restrictions"

6 Jan: "Cheshire West and Chester Council's support for businesses during lockdown Stay at Home restrictions"

5 Jan: "Cheshire West and Chester Council urges everyone to follow restrictions during lockdown"

14 Dec: "Winter Grant Scheme payments launched to support family households and individuals over winter"

26 Nov: "COVID-19 positive residents can get cash support to self-isolate at home"

7 Oct: "New COVID-19 Local Testing Sites (at Winsford + Northwich)"