The UK national lockdown has ended and Sefton and the rest of the Liverpool City Region are now in Tier 2 ‘High Alert’ of the Government’s alert system.
What does Tier 2 mean?
Residents and businesses within Tier 2 must stick to the following restrictions:-
- No household mixing in any indoor setting.
- Rule of six applies outdoors – any social gatherings of more than six people are against the law.
- Pubs and restaurants must close by 11pm – last orders will be called at 10pm.
- Alcohol can only be served as part of a substantial meal.
- Spectators are allowed at sports events and live performances (capacity will be limited and social distancing must be stuck to).
- Personal care, including hairdressers and barbers, is allowed.
Details of the Tier 2 restrictions can be found on gov.uk
The Government is reviewing the Tiers every two weeks, meaning if our figures start to increase, we could be placed in a higher category with tighter restrictions so it’s really important that everyone keeps up their efforts.
Updated guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.
Why are these restrictions necessary?
COVID-19 is easily transmitted from person to person and while infection rates In Liverpool City Region have been reducing, they are still too high.
Action needs to be taken to stop the spread of the virus within our communities and limiting interactions with other people as much as possible will help to contain the virus.
The restrictions are in place to protect not only yourself, but those around you.
The sooner we can contain the virus within our communities, the sooner we can get back to some sort of normality.
Remember if you, or anyone in your household, starts to experience symptoms, it is important that you isolate and book a test. The main COVID-19 symptoms are a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
You can book a test online https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
Residential homes across Sefton are now closed to visitors, except in exceptional circumstances.
Staff in homes are working with residents and their families on ways that they can keep in touch.
No-one, including staff, can enter care homes if they have any symptoms that are suspected to be Covid-19.
Day Care services
Day services in Sefton will be able to open to no more than 15 people in any setting and we will require risk assessments and distance support measures are in place. This will mean fewer people will be able to attend .
More, detailed information is available on our commissioning web pages.