With a busy weekend of football, Father’s Day and the weather improving, many people in St Helens Borough will be getting their first taste of ‘normality’ since coronavirus restrictions were introduced in March.
Although lockdown restrictions have begun to ease, a key challenge for the country and indeed the borough is to navigate these changes safely.
Many local business, health organisations, public health workers and more have been working to introduce local measures to keep the public safe as we ease out of full lockdown.
Residents will notice changes to everyday parts of life, including the requirement of face coverings when using public transport or attending a hospital setting, along with the queues outside supermarkets we’re used to remaining the norm.
St Helens Borough Council Leader, David Baines said:
“Across the borough, key workers, local businesses, charities and our residents have shown every day over the last few months that we’re stronger together, and we mustn’t falter now.
“As we ease further out of lockdown, continue to social distance, continue to avoid large gatherings and people outside your support bubble. Stay safe and think twice before leaving your home this weekend.
“Unfortunately not everyone in our community will have the luxuries of the greater freedom that lockdown easing means, especially if they’re vulnerable, or caring for someone who is, so please always be considerate to others.
“We’re asking you to play your part and together we can keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and see St Helens Borough’s infection rate come down as fast as possible.”
- The sun may be shining but if you don’t need to go out consider waiting until it’s a bit quieter.
- While you’re planning how to watch the football, consider supporting your team from home and only with the people you live with, or those in your support bubble.
- This Father’s Day, show your dad how much you care by calling him to catch up, or meeting at a safe distance.