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Urgent advice to residents of Greenbank, Picton and Riverside areas of Liverpool

Liverpool City Council are urging all residents living in three Covid-19 hotspots in Liverpool to get tested as soon as possible to break the chain of infection.

Greenbank, Picton and Riverside had a total of 335 cases in the seven days up to 26 June, accounting for around one in five of the 1,826 confirmed infections across the city over the past week.

The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 366 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate is nine per cent, putting the city close to the top 10 areas in the country. 

More than 70 per cent of cases are now in people aged under 45, split between those under 18, aged 18-24 and 25-44 year olds. 

It is having a knock-on effect for schools, hospitality and employers with thousands of people who have come into contact with those with the virus having to self-isolate.

Residents in these areas are now being asked to:

  • Get a rapid (Lateral Flow) Covid-19 test by this coming weekend
  • If it is positive, self-isolate and follow it up with a confirmatory PCR test 
  • If you have had a positive Covid-19 test, wait 4 weeks before you book a vaccine appointment

Anyone who has any of the common symptoms of Covid-19 such as a fever, a cough or loss/change in taste of smell should always get a PCR test.

People can access testing in the following ways:

  • At one of the council’s Rapid Response Vehicle mobile testing units (locations are publicised on the council’s social media channels)

The latest Covid-19 infection rates for Liverpool can be found at https://liverpool.gov.uk/covidcases

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