The leader of Stratford-on-Avon says he is "bitterly disappointed" the area is set to remain under tier three measures.
Tony Jefferson said while the Conservative-run council had been supportive of measures the government had introduced to keep numbers down "the frustration against this decision still remains, despite being assured of being reviewed at a lower level".
In the seven days to 12 December Public Health England figures showed the area had a rate of 101 cases per 100,000 population up from 54 the previous week.
But, he added, the situation was "complex" and not just about the infections rate and falling cases.
He called on residents to "continue to follow the guidelines and help us to get out of tier three”.