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Cheshire West and Chester moved up to Tier 4 lockdown rules

31 December 2020

The Government is constantly reviewing the Tier levels across England therefore for the latest information please visit the Cheshire West and Chester Council website, which is being updated over the Christmas period.

Cheshire has now entered Tier 4 of the Government's tier system.

The announcement will see restrictions tighten across the county, with pubs, restaurants and bars already being forced to close their doors as part of the move to Tier 3.

Cheshire residents will now only be allowed to leave their home for essential reasons, much like the first lockdown in March.

Previously, in Tier 3 areas, people were allowed to visit Covid-safe venues and non-essential stores, but were discouraged from doing so.

Residents will also only be allowed to meet one person outside their household in an outdoor public space, whereas in Tier 3, people were allowed to meet six people outside in a public space.

Only essential stores are allowed to stay open in Tier 4, similar to the first lockdown, whereas in Tier 3, non-essential shops, such as clothes stores are hardware stores, will remain open.