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Coronavirus in Liverpool: what’s happening with flights, events and shops?

13/03/2020

We may have been braced for lockdown, but life is mostly carrying on as normal as we prepare for the coronavirus in Liverpool.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that the UK is going into the ‘delay phase’ means despite shutdowns on sports and events, including the Premier League and Champions League games, as well as office closures, most of us are getting on with our day-to-day routines as normal.

So, is there anything else that you need to know about.

How to keep up to date in Liverpool

Social media comes into its own during situations like this with many official accounts giving out great information and advice. For travel follow @Merseyrail for regular updates on their services, which are all currently running as normal.

Arriva buses, Merseytravel and Mersey Ferries also have regular updates too.

Liverpool has launched an official Corona Virus update feed on twitter and Facebook.

www.twitter.com/COVIDLiverpool

www.facebook.com/COVIDLiverpool

For events cancellations and business closures in the city, follow our live updates here.

And of course, stay up to date with the latest health advice from NHS North West.

What if you’re about to fly?

Here’s the latest advice from Liverpool John Lennon Airport where spokesman Robin Tudor says everything is carrying on as normal so far.

He says: “For passengers it’s business as usual at present depending upon their destination (on our winter schedule we only have one flight to Italy, in Venice, with easyJet and this has been cancelled until next month).

“However, the airport continues to follow Public Health England guidelines for all passengers and employees to try to minimise the spread of coronavirus. This includes additional hand sanitiser facilities and Public Health England information throughout the terminal.”

Can you still go shopping as normal?

Thousands of shoppers head to Liverpool ONE every day, so although stores and restaurants remain open as usual so far, they say they’re closely monitoring advice from Public Health England and have stepped up measures to keep customers safe.

Steven Connolly, Estate Director at Liverpool ONE, says“Caring for the health and well-being of all our visitors and staff is our top priority.

“We are in regular contact with every store, bar and restaurant and have precautionary measures in place to help combat any potential spread of COVID-19.

“We deep clean the estate as standard practice but have increased the frequency even further in high footfall areas and have installed additional hand sanitiser gels alongside soap in our public toilets. We have also ensured additional handwashing advice is clearly displayed in all public and staff facilities.”

What if you’re planning to go to an event or concert?

The Who have already postponed their tour, which was due to come to Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on April 6, but the Arena says at this stage most events are going ahead as planned and the venue is running as normal.

A spokesperson for the Arena confirms: “We are closely monitoring the situation and following advice from Public Health England, the World Health Organisation and local government. Unless the Government advises or instructs us against hosting and holding events, our venues will remain open for business. If we are advised to cancel an event, then we will let all ticket holders know the full details, such as any rearranged dates and information about ticket refunds so please keep an eye on our website and social media.”

If an event is cancelled because of coronavirus then everyone who’s bought a ticket will be entitled to a full refund even if they haven’t got ticket protection.

You won’t be entitled to a refund if you choose not to go to an event because you’re worried about coronavirus, can’t go because you’re self-isolating or have actually been diagnosed with the virus, even if you have bought ticket protection.

Football?

As you have heard this morning the Premier League have postponed all games until 4 April including the Merseyside Derby this coming Monday.

Going out?

All of Liverpool’s restaurants, bars and clubs remain open and it is very much business as usual. Expect your normal weekend vibes over the next couple of days with all of the same party nights happening and delicious menus being served in the city. You will find some dining offers and many bars have drink offers available too.

Stay in the loop

Get the latest advice from NHS here.

If you are an event organiser, a business owner or work for a school or college and would like to add your update please email us coronavirusupdates@theguideliverpool.com. Our latest feed can also be found here.

You can also let us know on social media at either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Liverpool City Council have also launched a dedicated news feed for Coronavirus and you can follow the links here

www.twitter.com/COVIDLiverpool

www.facebook.com/COVIDLiverpool

 

 

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