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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 12 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.]   Vaccines are free and safe and available to all over the age of 12 - PRESS HERE to learn more.

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.

Cheshire West and Chester Media Releases:

(PRESS HERE for full list)

1 Dec: New COVID-19 advice for residents and businesses in Cheshire West and Chester

22 Oct: "New COVID-19 testing plan for pupils in Cheshire West and Chester as infection rates rise"

6 Oct: "Businesses set to benefit from additional COVID-19 recovery support"

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"

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"

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