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.



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:  

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