As widely expected, the Government announced today that Cheshire East (and Cheshire West) are to be moved into Tier 4 restrictions as of one minute post midnight tomorrow (Thursday) morning.
Among other immediate results, the Community Gym will have to close as of this evening, as will "non-essential" businesses.
The infection rate (see our lead story today) has been rising rapidly in the last few days, so the change from Tier 3 to Tier 4 was probably inevitable.
On a more positive note, the other news story today is from our own Medical Centre which is preparing for the programme of wide-scale vaccination which is expected to begin shortly.
You can see the government guidance about the Tier 4 rules here.