Following the Prime Minister's latest announcement, visits to household waste recycling centres across Merseyside are closed with immediate effect and until further notice.
Chairperson of the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, Cllr Tony Concepcion and Chief Executive Carl Beer said:
'All household waste recycling centres will be closed for the foreseeable future – do not make a journey to any of our centres as you will be turned away.
'We've made this decision to protect residents, staff at the sites, and the wider public.
'We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause residents but we would ask that everyone follows the Government's strict instructions at this time and not make any non-essential journeys and undertake non-essential activities.
'We are working with our District Councils partners in order to maintain kerbside waste collection services, and will provide further updates on this in the coming hours and days.'