Merseyside is to face new restrictions in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus from tomorrow, September 22.
Last week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced new measures would be placed on our entire region to try and combat the rapid spike in Covid-19 infections.
The decision comes after the whole of the Merseyside region was added to the government's coronavirus watch list on September 11 - with cases continiuing to spiral.
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Britain could be facing 50,000 new Covid-19 cases a day by mid-October leading to 200 deaths a day a month later if the current rate of infection is not halted, the Government's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has warned.
But the surge in coronavirus cases across Merseyside means new rules and regulations will come into force from midnight tonight.
The new rules are not as severe as what we saw earlier this year but some shops and businesses may have to close or change the way they operate, while people may have to alter their behaviour and actions to be compliant with the regulations.
From tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22:
Residents are also advised to adhere to the following guidance to further reduce rates of infection:
These decisions have been made in close collaboration with local leaders, with many requesting restrictions to help prevent further increase.
Confirmed cases have rocketed across the region in recent weeks - with Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens all passing the rate of 100 infections per 100,000 people threshold.
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Boris Johnson is set to address the nation tomorrow as coronavirus continues to spread across the country.
The Prime Minister is set to host a press conference to inform the public of more measures the government will put into place to help stop the spread of the virus.
Mr Johnson will first update MPs in the House of Commons on Tuesday morning, following a Cobra meeting and a Cabinet meeting.
He will then address the nation on Tuesday night.