COVID-19 in Sefton

National Lockdown - January 2021

Since Tuesday 5 January 2021, the message from the Government has been that people in England must 'stay at home' except for essential purposes.

The Government's guidance says you must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. Everyone should follow this guidance  - it is the law.

You can only leave the home to:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person;
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home;
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area;
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one;
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse);
  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible.

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local - unless it is necessary to go further, for example to go to work. Stay local means stay in the village, town, or part of the city where you live.

Visit the Government's website for full details of what you can and cannot do.

This is a link to an easy-read guide about the national lockdown and staying at home. 

You can find a breakdown of what this means for Sefton Council services here

Clinically extremely vulnerable people

People who are clinically extremely vulnerable you are advised to only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. We recommend that you do not attend work.

Government guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.


Last Updated on Monday, January 25, 2021

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