Coronavirus COVID-19

Below is local information to help you during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please note these pages and links are updated as regularly as possible.

Congleton is now part of the England Lockdown. Everyone must stay at home except for certain exclusions. Hospitality – pubs, restaurants, cafes will be closed. Non-essential retail is closed. You must work from home if possible.

You cannot meet with anyone not in your household indoors or outdoors except someone in your bubble. You should go out to exercise no more than once a day.

Remember – ‘Hands. Face. Space.’:

  • Hands: Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • Face: Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • Space: Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)

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Up to date information can be found on various NHS or government websites. Links can be found below. These are updated regularly by the NHS and Government

Cheshire Vaccination Programme information

NHS information and advice on COVID-19

Government data on the spread of COVID-19

COVID19 Government Information via WhatsApp

Regional numbers of COVID-19 cases (BBC) – enter postcode or ‘Cheshire East’

Healthwatch Cheshire

Guidance on shielding and protecting people extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Latest Cheshire East COVID-19 Information

You should follow the NHS and Government advice.  This is as follows:

Everyone should STAY AT HOME as much as possible to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for these reasons:

  • Work and volunteering
  • Essential shopping and service access
  • Fulfilling legal obligations such as buying/selling property
  • Education and childcare including shared parenting
  • Meeting others and informal care
  • Medical reasons
  • Potential for harm (e.g domestic abuse)
  • Compassionate visits e.g. to someone giving birth or dying
  • Individual prayer, a funeral or similar

Even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household.

Do not leave your home if you have any of these symptoms:

  • A high temperature– this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature but >37.8C is high)
  • A new, continuous cough– this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • Anosmia – loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste. Either you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

To find out what to do, use the NHS 111 coronavirus service

To avoid spreading the Virus, DO:

  • Wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces
  • Stay 2 metres apart from people not in your household or bubble
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get back home
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards


  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • Do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

See also: The latest Lockdown rules from the government

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