Guidance

Full list of local COVID alert levels by area

The areas in England listed as local COVID alert level high and local COVID alert level very high.

Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in each local COVID alert level.

Local COVID alert level: medium

All areas in England are medium, apart from those listed below as high or very high.

Local COVID alert level: high

Bedfordshire

  • Luton (from 31 October)

Berkshire

  • Slough

Cheshire

  • Cheshire East
  • Cheshire West and Chester

Cumbria

  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Carlisle (from 31 October)

Derbyshire

  • Amber Valley (from 31 October)
  • Bolsover (from 31 October)
  • Chesterfield
  • Derby City (from 31 October)
  • Derbyshire Dales (from 31 October)
  • Erewash
  • High Peak ‒ in full from 31 October. Until then, the following wards only:
    • Dinting
    • Gamesley
    • Hadfield North
    • Hadfield South
    • Howard Town
    • Old Glossop
    • Padfield
    • Simmondley
    • St John’s
    • Tintwistle
    • Whitfield
  • North East Derbyshire
  • Peak District National Park (from 31 October)
  • South Derbyshire (from 31 October)

Durham

  • Durham

Essex

  • Basildon
  • Braintree
  • Brentwood
  • Castle Point
  • Chelmsford
  • Colchester
  • Epping Forest
  • Harlow
  • Maldon
  • Rochford
  • Tendring
  • Uttlesford

Humber

  • East Riding of Yorkshire (from 31 October)
  • Kingston upon Hull (from 31 October)
  • North East Lincolnshire (from 31 October)
  • North Lincolnshire (from 31 October)

Leicestershire

  • Charnwood (from 31 October)
  • Leicester
  • Oadby and Wigston

London

  • All 32 boroughs plus the City of London

Northumberland

  • Northumberland

North Yorkshire

  • York

Oxfordshire

  • Oxford City (from 31 October)

Shropshire

  • Telford and Wrekin (from 31 October)

Staffordshire

  • Cannock Chase (from 31 October)
  • East Staffordshire (from 31 October)
  • Lichfield (from 31 October)
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme (from 31 October)
  • South Staffordshire (from 31 October)
  • Stafford Borough (from 31 October)
  • Staffordshire Moorlands (from 31 October)
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Tamworth (from 31 October)

Surrey

  • Elmbridge

Tees Valley

  • Darlington
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Stockton-on-Tees

Tyne and Wear

  • Gateshead
  • Newcastle
  • North Tyneside
  • South Tyneside
  • Sunderland

West Midlands

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Dudley (from 31 October)
  • Sandwell
  • Solihull
  • Walsall
  • Wolverhampton

Local COVID alert level: very high

Cheshire

Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in Warrington.

  • Warrington

Greater Manchester

Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in Greater Manchester.

  • Bolton
  • Bury
  • Manchester
  • Oldham
  • Rochdale
  • Salford
  • Stockport
  • Tameside
  • Trafford
  • Wigan

Lancashire

Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in Lancashire.

  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Burnley
  • Chorley
  • Fylde
  • Hyndburn
  • Lancaster
  • Pendle
  • Preston
  • Ribble Valley
  • Rossendale
  • South Ribble
  • West Lancashire
  • Wyre

Liverpool City Region

Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in the Liverpool City Region.

  • Halton
  • Knowsley
  • Liverpool
  • Sefton
  • St Helens
  • Wirral

Nottinghamshire

Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in these regions of Nottinghamshire.

  • Ashfield
  • Bassetlaw
  • Broxtowe
  • Gedling
  • Mansfield
  • Newark & Sherwood
  • Nottingham City
  • Rushcliffe

South Yorkshire

Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in South Yorkshire.

  • Barnsley
  • Doncaster
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield

West Yorkshire (moving to local COVID alert level: very high from 2 November)

These areas are currently in local COVID alert level high, but will move to very high from 2 November. Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in these regions of West Yorkshire from 2 November.

  • Bradford
  • Calderdale
  • Kirklees
  • Leeds
  • Wakefield
Published 12 October 2020
Last updated 30 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect that West Yorkshire will move to 'local COVID alert level: very high' from 2 November; and that the following areas will move to 'local COVID alert level: high' from 31 October: Amber Valley, Bolsover, Luton, Cannock Chase, Carlisle, Charnwood, Derby City, Derbyshire Dales, Dudley, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Staffordshire, all wards in High Peak, Kingston upon Hull, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Oxford City, Peak District National Park, South Derbyshire, South Staffordshire, Stafford Borough, Staffordshire Moorlands, Tamworth, and Telford and Wrekin.

  2. Updated to reflect Nottinghamshire will be moving to local COVID alert level: Very High from 30 October

  3. Updated to show that Warrington will move to 'local COVID alert level: very high' from 27 October.

  4. Updated to reflect that Slough, Stoke-on-Trent and Coventry have moved into 'local COVID alert level: high' and Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire have moved into 'local COVID alert level: very high'.

  5. Added that Slough, Stoke-on-Trent and Coventry will move into 'local COVID alert level: high' on Saturday 24 October.

  6. Updated to reflect that from 24 October, South Yorkshire will be in 'local COVID alert level: very high'.

  7. Updated to reflect that from 23 October, Greater Manchester will be in 'local COVID alert level: very high'.

  8. Added that Lancashire will move to local COVID alert area: very high from 17 October.

  9. Added new local areas to the local COVID alert level: high list.

  10. First published.