Coronavirus - COVID-19

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Recent updates on Government announcements on Plan B measures: 

17 January

You can stop self-isolating at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative rapid lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6 and do not have a temperature. Tests must be at least 24 hours apart. If either test is positive, wait 24 hours before testing again.

11 January 

If you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result, most people will not need to take a PCR test to confirm the result. You must self-isolate immediately if you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result.

9 January 

From 4am on 9 January, if you qualify as fully vaccinated, you can take either a rapid lateral flow or PCR test within 2 days of arriving in England. If you have a positive result on the rapid lateral flow test, you must take a PCR test.

7 January 

From 4am on 7 January, if you qualify as fully vaccinated or are under 18, you do not need to take a PCR test before you travel to England or self-isolate when you arrive.

4 January

Face coverings are recommended in schools with pupils in year 7 and above. They should be worn in most classrooms, and by pupils, students, staff and adult visitors when moving around buildings.

Plan B measures

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister to move to Plan B (8 December), some of these measures remain in place. Cheshire East Council is asking residents and businesses to adhere to these protective measures, which are:

  • Get vaccinated and get your booster dose
  • Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
  • Work from home, if you can
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required 
  • Self-isolation to be replaced by daily lateral flow testing for contacts of Covid-positive people.

Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread.

 

NHS COVID Pass

The NHS Covid Pass lets people share their Covid vaccination status and test results in a secure way for entry to domestic venues or events. Residents can access their NHS COVID Pass through: 

For more information on the latest restrictions, please go to: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do  

See below  for links to more information on testing and vaccinations and general advice.

 Latest COVID-19 figures in Cheshire East

Latest government guidance - including recent and upcoming changes, boosters, travel rules (including COVID Pass and international travel) and how to protect yourself and others.

 


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Page last reviewed: 13 October 2021