Today Matt Hancock has announced the new restrictions that will come into play across Merseyside from 12.00am Friday 2nd October.
The new rules include stricter measures on social mixing, confirming people from different households should not mix, with the exception of outdoor spaces such as parks and outdoor hospitality settings.
The Health Secretary announcement sees the aim of the new restrictions push down the spread of the virus following the recent spike in coronavirus cases.
Matt Hancock said:
“Earlier this week we brought in further measures in the North-East, however in parts of Teesside and the North-West of England cases continue to rise fast.
In Liverpool, the number of cases is 268 per 100,000 population, so together we need to act. Working with council leaders and the mayors, I’m today extending these measures that have been in the North East since the start of this week to the Liverpool City Region, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough.
“We will provide £7 million to local authorities in these areas to support them with their vital work.”
The new rules apply to the following areas – Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.