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Liverpool L8 Princes Park COVID-19 cases

There has been an increase in coronavirus cases in the Liverpool L8 Princes Park area amongst all age groups. 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.

For Muslim communities celebrating Eid, here is some extra guidance:

  • 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

Those shielding in L8 need to continue to shield until 14th August. If you need support to do this including with food or prescription, please call 0151 233 3066. People shielding should get a text or call about this and will all get a letter early next week which can be used to show employers.

Crucially, stay at home if you have symptoms, don’t mix with other people and get tested. Symptoms include any of the following: a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste.

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.

There will also be a pop up testing facility for those with symptoms of COVID-19 in the car park of the Princes Park health centre from Saturday 1 August for one week from 9am to 4pm. People just need to turn up to get tested (swab test). The symptoms of Coronavirus are: new cough, high temperature and loss of sense of smell or taste.

The information above is also available in other languages here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/ourliverpool.

Content provided by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). For more information, please visit www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk.

Published on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:58:42 GMT
Modified on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:58:42 GMT

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