Photo Essay 22 – 28 March 2020

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As the nation comes to terms with the far-reaching implications of our cities, town and villages under near lockdown, staff at Liverpool City Council were working furiously behind the scenes to manage the impact of Covid-19 on its services and staff whilst ensuring children of key workers could get to school and that its most vulnerable residents would not be left behind.

Here’s an exclusive glimpse into the unprecedented times that have changed every one of us…


LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. Liverpool City Council’s Chief Executive, Tony Reeves, chairs a Strategic Co-ordinating Group (SCG) daily meeting at the Cunard Building on 23 March 2020.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. Members of Liverpool City Council’s Strategic Co-ordinating Group (SCG) observe social distance guidelines during a meeting at the Cunard Building on 23 March 2020.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. Steve Reddy, visits one of Liverpool’s children’s hubs at Mosspit Lane Primary School following school closures across the country to stop the spread of coronavirus. Cunard building, Liverpool on 22 March 2020. Picture: Jennifer Bruce/Liverpool City Council.

The effort they have put in to make it all happen at such short notice has been utterly magnificent.

Steve Reddy – Director, Liverpool Children and Young People’s Service

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. Liverpool City Council’s Corporate Emergency Response Group (CERG) meets at the Cunard Building to discuss the city’s response to coronavirus on 24 March 2020.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. Liverpool City Council’s Corporate Emergency Response Group (CERG) meets at the Cunard Building to discuss the city’s response to coronavirus on 24 March 2020.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. Steve Reddy, Director of Children and Young People’s Services talks to colleagues from the council’s Strategic Co-ordinating Group (SCG) on a conference call in his office on 26 March 2020.


LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. Merseyside police officers ask a group of men to observe the social distancing rules and return to their homes on 27 March 2020.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. A man reads a newspaper on a bench near Canning Dock where the streets are almost empty as a result social distancing measures put in place by the government to slow the spread of coronavirus. On 27 March 2020.