Warrington is currently an 'enhanced response area'.

Warrington is also subject to current national restrictions. More information about the restrictions, the government's roadmap out of lockdown, and what you can and can't do can be viewed on the government's website.

Further guidance is also available on our coronavirus restrictions web page.

Warrington is currently designated as an enhanced response area, following a government announcement on 14 June, due to case numbers remaining high.

This means that in Warrington, over the coming days and weeks, there will be, as a minimum:

  • An enhanced presence of community engagement and street teams, speaking to residents to make sure they are testing themselves routinely and are taking up the vaccine when offered
  • Supervised in-school testing and the reintroduction of face coverings in educational settings
  • Surge NHS (PCR) testing in some specific areas and settings
  • Enhanced delivery of local and targeted communications, including roaming ad vans and billboard messages

Door-to-door household visits

Our public health team will be going door-to-door to visit households in parts of Orford, Poplars and Hulme, and Fairfield and Howley to encourage vaccine uptake, from Friday 23 July.

Household visits, undertaken by trained, specialist teams, will target specific areas of Warrington where vaccine uptake is particularly low and where the rate of testing is low.

The programme will also offer residents the chance to ask any questions about the vaccine, and be supported to know where they can get vaccinated if they have not yet received it.

Get vaccinated

All adults in England (aged 18 and over) are now able to book their COVID vaccinations. Early research shows that vaccines provide strong protection against new variants, so getting the vaccine when offered is key to lowering the number of cases in Warrington.

Self-isolate

There is a legal duty for all those who test positive for coronavirus, or are identified by NHS Test and Trace or local contact tracers as a close contact of someone with coronavirus, to self-isolate.

Self-isolation is critical in stopping the spread of coronavirus. It helps to ensure that those infected with the virus, and their close contacts, remain at home and stop virus transmitting to other people.

What else can you do to help?

We can all play our part to reduce the risk of transmission and reduce the number of cases in Warrington:

  • Follow the ‘hands, face, space and fresh air’ basics of washing your hands regularly, wearing a face covering when appropriate and keeping your distance from others
  • If you’re meeting people, do it outside or in a place where there is plenty of ventilation.
  • Minimise travel wherever possible - particularly out of Warrington
  • Testing yourself regularly using symptom-free testing twice a week is also key, so that we can track anyone who may be unknowingly carrying the virus and spreading it to others
  • All adults in England (aged 18 and over) are now able to book their COVID vaccinations. Early research shows that vaccines provide strong protection against the new variants, so getting the vaccine when offered, and ensuring you have both doses, is key to lowering the number of cases in Warrington
  • In the event you develop any coronavirus symptoms, no matter how mild, you should self-isolate immediately and book an NHS (PCR) test
  • If you think you may have been in contact with a positive coronavirus case, even if the case is not confirmed, you should also book to get a PCR test