Advice is now being given to people living in the area about reducing the risks of spreading the illness.
Director of Public Health, Matt Ashton, said: “You, your family and friends may feel fine but without realising it, members of the community including young people could be spreading Coronavirus. We all need to do our bit to ensure the people we love and care about don’t catch the virus, become very ill, or die. Stopping the spread of the virus also ensures that Liverpool doesn’t have to put in place a local lockdown.”
To help get life back to normal as soon as possible, people are being asked to do their bit and follow these simple steps:
- Wash their hands regularly
- Avoid crowds and importantly socially distance when mixing with people from other households - this includes not having family gatherings in people’s homes
- Keep 2 metres apart where possible when out and about
- Wear face coverings on public transport and in shops, and when you can’t keep 2 metres apart.
- Time: Allow enough time between congregations and keep khutbahs short
- No hugs: Give Salaam or Eid greetings without hugging or shaking hands
- Gatherings: If you are meeting other families, keep the numbers to a minimum and meet outdoors
Everyone with symptoms, regardless of immigration status can book a free test at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus, or call a new dedicated phone number 119. It’s really quick and easy to do, but remember only to leave the house to get this test.