Parents asked to wear face coverings on school run

Schools across Liverpool are asking parents and carers to wear face coverings on the school run.

Director of Public Health Matt Ashton has written to heads to say it is essential that they are worn when dropping off and collecting their children, in the light of a rising number of cases in the city.

Data covering testing up to 12 September shows the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 455, an increase of 200 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 91.4 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate is 7.1%.

In cases where face coverings can’t be worn, he advises people should maintain social distancing of two metres from other children and other parents and carers.

School staff are being asked to act as role models by wearing a face covering if supervising collection or drop off.