Liverpool to face more restrictive coronavirus (COVID-19) measures

Liverpool to face more restrictive coronavirus (COVID-19) measures

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that further measures will be implemented in parts of North East and North West England to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Residents of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Halton, Liverpool City Region, and Warrington will not be allowed to meet anyone outside their household or bubble in any indoor setting, including private homes and gardens. These measures come into effect at midnight on 3 October 2020 and will be enforceable by law and subject to fines.

The restrictions come as incidence rates in Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley, Halton and Warrington have risen to over 170 per 100,000. DHSC also recommends that people do not meet with anyone outside their household or bubble in outdoor public spaces. Schools and ‘COVID-secure’ settings will remain open. DHSC has also announced that £7m of funding will be given to these local authorities to support their work.

Additionally, from midnight on 3 October 2020, Bolton will be brought in line with measures in place in the rest of Greater Manchester as case rates have fallen, meaning that hospitality businesses can resume table service and other indoor venues can reopen.

Source: Further restrictions confirmed in parts of the North East and North West in response to rising infection rates

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