Plea for people to get vaccinated

Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson and Director of Public Health Matt Ashton have urged people to get vaccinated ahead of an expected wave of Covid-19 cases.

Virus numbers in Liverpool have already risen 10 per cent in the city over the last seven days, and Omicron cases are doubling every 2-3 days in the north west.

You should:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Take a lateral flow test before you shop or go out to a restaurant or pub
  • If you have symptoms make sure you have a PCR test and self-isolate if it is positive
  • Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
  • Work from home, if you can
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer

Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson said: “I’ve had both my jabs as well a my booster jab, and I’ve done this not just to protect myself, but to protect everyone around me.

“It’s really important and such a small thing to do to make sure you are up to date with your jabs in order to prevent us not being able to see family and friends.

“I would urge anyone to book themselves in for an appointment.”

Director of Public Health, Matt Ashton, said: “Demand for vaccination is very high at the moment so please be patient, but do book an appointment on the national booking system for your vaccine or your booster.#

“In addition, carry on testing at least twice a week or in advance of going to any big events or social gathering, and if you’re a close contact of a positive case then please do daily testing to make sure you haven’t got Covid-19.

“Alongside that, regular use of face coverings in all mandatory settings but whenever you’re in close contact with other people and good hand hygiene, good airflow, good ventilation – the usual kind of things that will help keep you, your family and loved ones safe over this difficult period.”

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