Enhanced testing and covid safe protocols are in place to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19 during the G7 meeting of Foreign and Development Ministers.
As Liverpool prepares to host international visitors as part of the G7, Liverpool’s Public Health team is working closely with Government departments including the Foreign Office and the UK Health Security Agency to minimise the risk to residents and visitors.
All attendees have been encouraged to limit their social contact ahead of travel and have their vaccinations.
International arrivals have been staggered, with no visitors travelling from Red List Countries.
In line with UK travel rules, all attendees from overseas have taken a pre departure test within 48 hours of departure and have been self-isolating in their hotel until they receive their negative day 2 test result. Attendees are being tested using LAMP tests – which are more accurate than PCRs.
Evidence of a negative test is required before engaging in the event.
All delegates will be tested daily before leaving their hotel, using a Lateral Flow test and will be required to isolate should they test positive.
G7 delegates will only be attending pre-arranged events, with face coverings being worn in all enclosed spaces.
There is also additional testing capacity at the ACC symptom free test centre at Kings Dock – with three dedicated lanes offering rapid access for those in the city working to support the G7 event.
Director of Public Health for Liverpool, Matthew Ashton said “At a time when rates are rapidly rising, additional measures are being introduced and people are being asked to think about how they socialise in the run up to Christmas, we wanted to let the public know that all G7 visitors are following very strict protocols – before, during and after the event.
All official G7 events are following Covid safe procedures and I am confident that all the necessary steps are being made to reduce the risk of Covid-19 for both residents and visitors to the city.
Although this is predominantly a working event, I do hope our international visitors get a flavour of our city and would consider returning at a later date to experience everything we have to offer.”