On Monday 12th October the Prime Minister announced new restrictions for Sefton and the rest of the Liverpool City Region, which have now come into effect.
Exact details of some of the new restrictions are still being clarified but we are updating our FAQs on how the restrictions will affect you.
These restrictions mean in order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus you must not:
- host people you do not live with in your home or garden, unless they’re in your support or childcare bubble
- meet people you do not live with in their home or garden, whether inside or outside the affected local areas, unless they’re in your support or childcare bubble
- socialise with people who you do not live with in any indoor settings, whether inside or outside of the affected local areas
Your household is defined as the people you live with and any support or childcare bubble.
A support bubble is where a household with one adult joins with another household. Households within a bubble can still visit each other, stay overnight, and visit public places together.
A childcare bubble is where someone in one household can provide informal (i.e. unpaid and unregistered) childcare to a child aged 13 or under in another household. This must occur on an exclusive basis - always the same two households.
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 full Government guidelines here.
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.
People who are extremely clinically vulnerable
New guidance has been issued for people who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable. These are people who have specific health conditions, certain cancers or who are organ transplant recipients.
These people, who are likely previously to have been shielding, are being advised to stay at home as much as possible, to work from home and to avoid all but essential travel. They are also being told to reduce shopping trips significantly, to use online delivery services or ask other people in their household, support bubble or volunteers to collect food and medicines.
However, clinically extremely vulnerable people should still try to go outside for exercise, and can still go to school and to work if they cannot work from home.
Anyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable and who needs support to follow the guidance should contact the Council’s Call Centre on 0345 140 0845.
You can fid the Government's guidance for people who are exptremely clcinically vulnerable here.