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New COVID restrictions for Wirral

Monday 12 October: Update following the Prime Minister’s announcement

Wirral, along with other areas across the Liverpool City Region, will be placed into the ‘very high’ alert level of the Government’s new three-tier system of interventions to tackle the spread of COVID-19.

This means the borough will, from this Wednesday 14 October, be under the strictest set of restrictions due to the high rate of infection in the area.

The new restrictions for the Liverpool City Region include:

  • Pubs and bars will close. They can only remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant – which means serving substantial meals, like a main lunchtime or evening meal. They may only serve alcohol as part of such a meal
  • Indoor gyms and fitness/dance studios, sports facilities, leisure centres, betting shops, adult gaming centres and casinos will close
  • Wedding receptions will not be permitted
  • People should try to avoid travelling outside their local area, or entering another area rated Very High other than for work, education, accessing youth services, or to meet caring responsibilities
  • People should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if they are resident in the Liverpool City Region and avoid staying overnight in the Liverpool City Region if they are resident elsewhere.

Council teams are working through the guidance for each restriction and what this means for Wirral and will share more updates and information as soon as they can.

For more information, visit the government website