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Restrictions in Cheshire West and Chester

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Update: 4 January

We are in a national lockdown.

Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. Schools will make contact with parents and carers as soon as possible with arrangements for other children who will learn remotely until at least February half term. Early Years settings remain open.

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

GOV.UK National lockdown: Stay at Home

Report issues or seek guidance

Environmental health officers have new responsibilities to ensure appropriate public health measures are being followed during the coronavirus pandemic. They can also give advice and guidance around the new regulations.

You can report a business that should not be open or is open outside of permitted hours or is failing to ensure that staff and customers maintain safe social distancing and hygiene measures.

We'll investigate and where necessary deal with the business using powers in the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020, working with police colleagues where appropriate.

Offending businesses could also be issued with written warning and if they continue to flout the regulations, they may be served with a notice to close.

You can report any non-compliance or seek guidance from us:

COVID-19 businesses and safety

Visits to care homes

We've set out some guidance on visiting care homes, including the testing process.

Visits to care homes

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