Here are some key messages from CWaC.
In the seven days up to 26 September, there were 214 confirmed COVID-19 cases in west Cheshire. This compares to 136 cases in the previous week from 13 to 19 September. Positive COVID-19 cases increased rapidly in September and continue to rise weekly, leading to Cheshire West and Chester being added to the Government’s watchlist as an area of concern.
Cheshire West and Chester Council has proposed additional restrictions on household mixing to tackle an increase in COVID-19 infections and protect public health. Full details about the proposal.
From Monday 28 September, people are required to self-isolate by law if they test positive for COVID-19 or are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service. The Government has introduced a support scheme for people in work on low incomes to help them to self-isolate, which will be available until 31 January 2021. Residents may be able to claim a £500 lump sum payment if they can’t work from home and are required to self-isolate. This payment aims to help make up for any lost income people may face due to having to stay at home. Full details about eligibility for this scheme.
Wash hands as often as you can, cover your face when out and about, and keep two metres away from others.
Protect yourself by putting the NHS COVID-19 app on your phone.
Got symptoms? Get a COVID-19 test by calling: 119 or visiting: nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Tested positive? Stay home for a fortnight.
Avoid unnecessary travel to other areas that have lockdown restrictions.