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22/09/2020- Important Information for Businesses from The Director of Public Health

Sefton Council is fully committed to supporting its communities and businesses to help control the spread and manage the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes enabling our economy to operate safely under restrictions. This can only happen if residents and businesses take their personal and collective responsibilities seriously.

As you are aware, all businesses should be following setting-specific national guidance to minimise the risks of Coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission.

In addition, new local COVID-19 restrictions have been introduced in the North West. This means that in Sefton from Tuesday 22nd September, regulations now lawfully ban the following:

  • • Residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens
  • • Hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only
  • • Late night restriction of operating hours will be introduced, with leisure and entertainment venues required to close between 10pm to 5am.

Further information about the new restrictions can be found at

Business Communication 23092020 Final