COVID-19 in Sefton

National Lockdown

From the 5th January 2021, the government has announced that people in England must 'stay at home' except for essential purposes

You can find out what you can and cannot do here 

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

COVID Testing

Anyone showing any of the symptoms of

  • a new continuous cough
  • a fever
  • a loss of/ change in smell or taste 

should immediately arrange to get a coronavirus test by visiting or calling 119

Walk-through SMART COVID-19 testing for residents who DON'T have COVID-19 symptoms is now taking place.

SMART testing will tell you if you have COVID-19. You will get your result in 30 minutes.

It is currently being prioritised for those who have to leave the house for work. 

Find out out more about COVID testing for people who DO and DON'T have symptoms.

Find our Easy Read guide below

Asymptomatic Testing Easy Read (pdf 733KB)


GPs, working together with Sefton’s two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), are rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations across the Borough.

People most at risk of COVID-19 or aged over 80, and care home staff and residents are being invited for their immunisation first. From Monday 18th January letters started being sent to people in England aged 70 and those listed as clinically extremely vulnerable.

People are asked not to contact their GP practice or the NHS to seek a vaccine. And when you are offered an appointment, please attend at the booked date and time.

Find out more about vaccination in Sefton.

T get a vaccination, you need to be registered with a GP surgery in England. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.

You can find the Government's Easy Read information here.

You can find more Easy Read documents about what to expect at your vaccine appointment and some reassurance about fertility and the vaccine on the government website.

Adult Social Care 

Care Homes

Care homes will have to complete a risk assessment and develop a visiting policy which will determine if visits can go ahead and how they will be facilitated.

Care homes with outbreaks are not able to open to visitors.

The guidance can be found here 

Last Updated on Thursday, February 25, 2021

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