There has been a sharp rise in the rate of COVID locally and the Government have announced that Merseyside will be in a local lockdown from Tuesday 22nd September.
The Government has announced the following measures:
- 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
Latest figures show that the current infection rate is 154 people per 100,000 and there are 770 COVID cases in Liverpool. This is simply too high. We have to do all that we can to protect the most vulnerable and keep people safe. We have to follow the new regulations as well as keep to current guidelines around social distancing and wearing a mask.
It’s vital however that the Government steps up its response to this crisis, increases the number of tests actually carried out and improves contact tracing so that we can slow the spread of this disease.