Below is information received from Matt Ashton, Liverpool's Director of Public Health.
IN RESPONSE TO THIS, WE WOULD INVITE PARENTS TO WEAR A FACE COVERING IN PARTS OF THE SCHOOL SITE WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS MORE DIFFICULT. I.E. WHEN ENTERING AND LEAVING, PARTICULARLY THOUGH NARROWER GATES. WHEN YOU ARE ABLE TO STAY 2m APART, FACE COVERINGS COULD BE REMOVED.
Information as follows:
"There is currently a worrying situation in Liverpool, where COVID-19 positive cases have been increasing significantly in the last week.
Data extracted covering testing up to 07 September 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 245, an increase of 154 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of COVID-19 in Liverpool is 49.2 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 4.1%.
There is now widespread community transmission of the virus in Liverpool, with new positive COVID-19 cases recorded mainly in the working age population.
The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Riverside (27 cases), Allerton and Hunts Cross (19 cases), Picton (13 cases), Church (12 cases), Tuebrook and Stoneycroft (11 cases), Central (10 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in all wards across the city have increased, except for Greenbank, Prince’s Park and Wavertree wards.
We all need to play our part in preventing further spread of COVID-19 in our city.
To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
• Stay at least 2 metres away from anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble
• Wash your hands with soap and water often, and as soon as you get home
• Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water not available
• Wear a face covering over your mouth and nose where social distancing is not possible outdoors and indoors. By law, you must now wear them in most indoor settings including public transport, shops, post-offices, banks, beauty salons, visitor attractions and entertainment venues, libraries, community centres, places of worship and public areas in hotels
• Avoid businesses that are not COVID-19 secure
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, get a test; stay at home until you get a result; your household or support bubble must also stay at home until you get your result.
If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace, follow their instructions."