High Alert for East Cheshire

High Alert for East Cheshire

East Cheshire has been placed on high alert as part of the government’s new coronavirus ranking system. The new restrictions will come into affect on Wednesday 14th October 2020.

What are the "High Alert" restrictions?

In addition to current restrictions:

  • 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

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Where can I go to find out more information?

To check the current alert level in your area, visit the BBC website and use their handy guide.

To find out more about the local alert levels and what they mean, visit the GOV.UK website.

For more information about the local support available, visit the East Cheshire Council website.

Click here to find out more and download the Covid-19 App.

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