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Cheshire East Council advises residents to support Christmas events with Covid safety in mind

23 November 2021

With positive cases of Covid-19 still very high in Cheshire East and surrounding areas, the council is advising residents to not let their guard down when it comes to Covid safety.

Towards the end of this month and into December, there will be many local and well attended light switch-on and Christmas market events. 

Matt Tyrer 223 x 280Dr Matt Tyrer, director of public health at Cheshire East Council, said: “I recognise it’s been a difficult year, and appreciate our residents continuing to keep themselves and others safe in Cheshire East.

“Together, it’s in our hands and we can all continue to look after each other this Christmas by staying safe. 

“Covid is not going away and it’s not a big sacrifice to make to wear a face covering in crowded and especially in busy indoor places, to wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser, and to keep a safe distance from others, especially those you do not live with.  

“I would also ask residents to take a quick lateral flow test before going to any organised event or high risk place. It takes minutes, and if unfortunately, your result does come back positive or you are displaying symptoms, you will be doing the right thing by immediately self-isolating until you get the result of a confirmatory PCR test.”

For more local information, advice and support, visit the council’s Covid-19 webpages