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