From Wednesday 14th October, we saw the implementation of the new Tier 3, Very High COVID Alert level lockdown restrictions in the Liverpool area. This was due to the significant rate at which the virus is growing in the area and also the ability of the city’s hospitals to cope with rising numbers who contract the virus and need medical intervention.
Isolation requirements and local lockdown restrictions are as follows:
- You must not socialise with anyone who you do not live with (or who is in your support bubble) in any indoor setting or in any private garden.
- You must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people in outdoor public spaces, i.e. parks and public gardens.
- From Wednesday, 14th October in the Liverpool city region it is illegal to meet with other households.
- We ask that all parents/carers wear facial coverings when dropping off and collecting their child/ren.
- It is a legal requirement to isolate for 10 days from the date symptoms began if you receive a positive test.
- It is a legal requirement to isolate for 14 days (from the date the symptoms began) if you are contacted and told to self-isolate by Track and Trace.
- It is a legal requirement to isolate for 14 days (from the date the symptoms began) if a member of your household/support bubble tests positive.
- It is a legal requirement for your child to self-isolate for 14 days (from the date the symptoms began) when they are sent home from school because they have been identified as a close or direct contact with someone who has tested positive.
- In addition, you must isolate if someone in your household/support bubble exhibits COVID symptoms and they must get a test.
Further details can be found on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know
Mrs Karen Hutchings