Coronavirus - COVID-19

Cheshire East is in COVID Alert Level: High

Restrictions were placed on Cheshire East residents from Wednesday 14 October 2020, in response to a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the borough.

This means

  • you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
  • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
  • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • schools, universities and places of worship remain open
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees
  • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport
  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

You must:

You should continue to:

  • follow social distancing rules
  • work from home where you can effectively do so
  • walk or cycle where possible, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport

Wash Hands, Cover Face, Make Space

Find out more from GOV.UK about the measures that apply in high alert level areas to help reduce the spread of COVID-19

Test, trace and isolate

You should get a test only if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

If you have been contacted to say you have been close to someone who has tested positive you must self isolate for 14 days. You should only get a test if you get symptoms.

A negative test result does not mean that you can stop isolating before the 14 days have passed, as you may still develop the virus within that time. You must self-isolate for the full 14 days.

Find out more from GOV.UK about how test and trace works and when you should self isolate.

Half term vouchers for children on free school meals

We are committed to helping our most vulnerable children and families, and Cheshire East Council have offered supermarket e-vouchers over half term for families with children who are eligible for free school meals.

Our request form for these is now closed, however a range of support is still available through local organisations which are offering help during half term. 


See our dedicated pages for details on the support available to you in Cheshire East.


Council services during the COVID-19 outbreak

We continue to provide our services where possible see the web pages for each service.


Cheshire East people helping people

We are helping local people to support one another by coordinating the fantastic work that is being done in communities across the borough.

Tell us if you need help or can offer support.


Cheshire and Warrington request for resources from the Secretary of State

Cheshire East Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Warrington Borough Council and Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership have written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to request additional support to tackle rising COVID-19 infection rates.


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