WINSFORD residents are being urged to self-isolate at the right time to help stop the spread of coronavirus and save lives.

Residents who have one of the coronavirus symptoms of a persistent cough, fever or loss of taste and smell should self-isolate for 14 days and report their symptoms by calling 119 or visiting to get a test.

If you are contacted by a contact tracer, you should also self-isolate for 14 days when alerted.

Cllr Louise Gittins, leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “Since lockdown started, the people of west Cheshire have played their part in saving lives and protecting the NHS by staying home where possible and social distancing from others.

“We realise the effect this has had on people’s lives and everyone is thankful for your efforts. The number of people who have sadly died from coronavirus has fallen since it peaked in April but this virus has not gone away.

“Until we have a vaccine, we need to continue to work together to protect our families, friends and our whole community from it.

“The council is playing our part and has been helping vulnerable people to self-isolate. We will be managing cases where there are outbreaks in individual settings to protect that community. At the same time, we need you to continue to play your part too."