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New local COVID-19 restrictions in place for Wirral

New local COVID-19 restrictions in place for Wirral

On Friday 18 September it was announced that there would be local restrictions introduced in areas of the North West, including Wirral, in response to the rise in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19.

In Merseyside, Warrington, Halton and Lancashire (excluding Blackpool and Greater Manchester), the following restrictions will be in place from Tuesday 22 September:

  • Residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens.
  • Hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only.
  • Late night operating hours will be restricted, with Leisure and entertainment venues including restaurants, pubs, and cinemas, required to close between 10pm to 5am.

Residents are also advised to adhere to the following guidance to further reduce rates of infection:  

  • Only to use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work
  • Avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.

We understand that the restrictions will be reviewed but are expected to remain in place for a number of weeks to reduce the spread of the virus and save lives.

NHS services, including GP practices, are working hard to provide care safely and are not affected by the new restrictions.   Please follow government safety advice if attending an appointment.