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Warrington is currently defined as a 'high risk' local COVID alert level (tier 2) but will move to 'very high' risk (tier 3) on 00.01am on Tuesday 27 October. Read our news release about our current position on entering tier 3.

Our COVID alert level

Under Tier 2 we have the following guidance and restrictions.

You can't:

  • Socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in an indoor public place
  • Meet in groups larger than six
  • Change your household or childcare support bubbles - these must remain consistent
  • Visit care homes, unless in exceptional circumstances

You can:

    • Socialise in a group of six or less outside, including in a garden or other public spaces such as parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law). You must abide by the rule of six if you are meeting others in outdoor settings. Please be extra cautious if you plan to meet with other households
    • Continue to keep businesses and hospitality venues open as long as they are COVID-secure (other than those that remain closed in law)
    • Visit hospitality, but this will be table service only and venues must close between 10pm and 5am by law
    • Keep your business/venue selling food for consumption off the premises after 10pm, as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
    • Go to school/university
    • Go to places of worship, subject to the rule of six
    • Get married or attend a funeral, but there are restrictions on numbers of attendees (15 at a wedding, 30 at a funeral)
    • Attend exercise classes and organised sport outdoors, or indoors if the rule of six is followed. Indoor exercise is permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people from other households, or for youth or disability sport
    • Travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

    Further guidance

    You can find more information about the 'high risk' area guidance and regulations on the website.

    Read more about the Coronavirus restrictions and FAQs

    Coronavirus case data

    Validated data

    In the seven days to 18 October, Warrington had 730 confirmed new cases of coronavirus.


    Unvalidated data

    In the most recent four days to 22 October, there were an additional 310 cases. However, these numbers are incomplete and likely to increase due to delayed reporting from the laboratory to Public Health England.

    Hospital data

    The most recent data from Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, including inpatients with coronavirus, is available on the hospital's website.


    Ward/area data

    Public Health England (PHE) update a ward/area data tracker on a weekly basis.

    Don't forget the basics

    • Maintain excellent hand hygiene – wash or sanitise your hands regularly
    • Keep your distance – try and keep two metres away from people outside your household, or household support bubble, at all times
    • Wear a face covering where appropriate, unless exempt on health grounds, including on public transport and in shops


    Coronavirus concerns

    Are you a business owner, employee, or customer with concerns about coronavirus? 

    Visit our COVID secure business advice page for more information


    Latest advice and guidance

    Read the very latest coronavirus updates and information in one place.

    Latest coronavirus updates and information


    NHS Test and Trace

    Helping to control the rate of reproduction (R) and reduce the spread of infection.

    Find out about the NHS Test and Trace service

    Other council services

    All our other services are operating as normally as possible, while following government guidance of working from home where possible and social distancing.

    You can visit our other services on our website and continue to use them.