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New local restrictions to tackle COVID-19

18 Sep 2020

New restrictions are being introduced in Liverpool and other areas to control the spread of COVID-19.

The measures, for Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral, Halton and St Helens will be introduced from Tuesday 22 September and will mean:

  • Residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens
  • Hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only
  • Late night restriction of operating hours will be introduced, with leisure and entertainment venues required to close between 10pm to 5am

Residents are also advised to adhere to the following guidance to further reduce rates of infection:

  • Not to socialise with other people outside of their own households in all public venues
  • Only to use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work
  • Take holidays only within your own household or support bubble
  • Avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators

These changes are in addition to the nationwide 6-person limit on social gatherings that came into force last Monday.

People are being asked to start following the new measures immediately and have a safe and careful weekend. Watch this video from local GP Dr Fiona Lemmens for advice on how to stay safe.

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms - a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or loss of taste - should book a test at: www.111.nhs.uk/COVID-19 or call 119.

Liverpool City Council’s Isolation Advice Line can help people who have been asked to self-isolate and have no means of support from friends, family, or neighbours. Call: 0151 233 3066 from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

If you have been invited for a flu vaccination, please attend your clinic as normal unless you are unwell or are self-isolating. Please make sure you wear a face covering to your appointment and follow social distancing.

For more information about the restrictions, visit Liverpool City Council's Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

 

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