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COVID-19 : local rules, information and infection metrics

From Monday 17 May, we move into Step 3 of Lockdown Exit which means:

  • most legal restrictions on meeting others outdoors are lifted (although gatherings of over 30 people remain illegal)
  • the Rule of 6, or 2 households, apply indoors
  • indoor hospitality reopens - as in Step 2, venues will not have to serve a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks (customers however have to order, eat and drink while seated)
  • other indoor locations to open up in Step 3 include indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas and children’s play areas; the rest of the accommodation sector, including hotels, hostels and B&Bs; and indoor adult group sports and exercise classes.

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 25 and over in England can now book their coronavirus vaccination, following a recent announcement.

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 25 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.

Vaccination statistics for Danebridge Medical Practice patients (to 10 June):

PRESS HERE to view local stats.


Cheshire West and Chester Media Releases:

(PRESS HERE for full list)

11 June: "Keep working safely during Covid"

11 June: "Surge Testing in Northwich and Winsford"

8 June: "Council Leaders write to the Secretary of State about vaccine supply concerns"

4 June: "Roving Vaccination Clinics coming to Chester West and Chester from 7 June"

3 June: "All Northwich and Winsford residents advised to get PCR test for COVID-19"

25 May: "New report shares insight into the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on pupil attendance"

21 May: "COVID-19 vaccinations declared safe for women in pregnancy"

19 May: "Take time to test and help protect family and friends"

14 May: "Next step out of lockdown on 17 May"

11 May: "A new home for Winsford's no symptoms COVID-19 Testing Centre"

21 April: "New NHS Test and Trace COVID-19 pilot programme starts in Cheshire West and Chester"

12 April: "Rapid COVID-19 testing available for all Cheshire West and Chester residents"

1 April: "New collection points for COVID-19 home testing kits"

10 March: "New COVID-19 testing centre announced for Chester"

5 March: "No-symptoms testing programme expands to tackle COVID-19"


A pictorial summary of the plan for exiting the current lockdown in England is as follows: