Bars and restaurants across Knowsley will begin to reopen from Saturday 4 July.
The businesses have worked closely with Knowsley Council to ensure they can operate safely.
Customer numbers will be restricted at each venue to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The following bars and restaurants are scheduled to reopen on Saturday 4 July:
The Oven Pizzeria
The Lord Strange
Hope and Anchor
To support the reopening parts of Prescot town centre will be pedestrian only zones, helping to maintain social distancing along Eccleston Street. These arrangements will operate from 4 July and will be reviewed after six months.
Licensing Officers will be patrolling over the weekend to observe and inspect premises.
Although bars and restaurants are permitted to open for trade, they are not allowed to provide any regulated entertainment, for example live music or show any sporting events.
CCTV will be used and monitored to ensure compliance with the regulations.
Cllr Tony Brennan, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said:
“Knowsley Council has been supporting all businesses to reopen safely by providing advice and guidance were requested – firstly when the majority of shops re-opened on 15 June and now with pubs, restaurants and other establishments from 4 July – helping to ensure they are compliant with COVID-19 regulations. While we all look forward to seeing our town centres bustling again in the future, our overwhelming priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of our residents and visitors. We want to help our local businesses recover but the safety of their customers and staff must be paramount.
I would ask all visitors and traders to ensure that you follow the advice and guidance issued – it is vital that we continue to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and avoid further lockdowns in the future.”