Coronavirus 2019

Coronavirus Update - September 2020

From Tuesday 22 September, new local measures are being introduced across Merseyside to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

This means that from Tuesday:

  • 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 operating hours will be restricted, with Leisure and entertainment venues including restaurants, pubs, and cinemas, required to close between 10pm to 5am.

Residents are also advised only to use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work and to avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.

You can find the Government's guidelines here.

Care homes and schools

On Thursday 17 September the Council announced:

You can also find out more about Support from Sefton Council and CVS

Staying safe

It is important that people follow the latest government Guidance.

Cheshire and Merseyside’s Directors of Public Health are encouraging all residents to play their part by:

  • washing your hands;
  • avoiding crowds;
  • keeping your distance;
  • using face coverings;
  • staying at home and getting tested if you have symptoms.

Guidance on staying safe.


There are walk-through test sites in Bootle and Southport and mobile coronavirus testing units are at locations across the Borough most days.

If you have the COVID-19 symptoms of

  • a high temperature;
  • a persistent cough
  • loss of taste or smell 

you should get a test.

To make an appointment, visit  or call 119.

If you don't have symptoms, you don't need a test.

Health information

South Sefton and South Formby CCGs' websites have pages on: 


We have a dedicated accessible information page for those users with additional needs. To visit that page, click here 

Advice and guidance

This website is updated regularly with community information, and changes to council services.  

Last Updated on 26 October 2020

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