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We all have a role to play in bringing down coronavirus cases

by Jonathan Kearney

Females under 35 now account for a high proportion of coronavirus cases in Knowsley – a trend highlighted both regionally and nationally.

Females in the under 35 bracket make up an increasing percentage of positive coronavirus cases in Knowsley.

To help prevent the spread of coronavirus it is vital that everyone adheres to national guidelines, such as avoiding gathering in large groups and continuing to maintain social distancing if they do socialise with other people outside of their own household.

Guidance also stipulates that you should only interact with people from one other household at any time. It is really important that you maintain social distancing, that’s keeping 2m apart from other people. You can’t see, touch or smell the virus so you don’t know who has it and importantly, who is spreading it.

Cllr Sean Donnelly, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “Overall the picture for Knowsley is positive, with the percentage of positive cases in the borough below the regional average. We can’t be complacent and we all need to continue to play our part in continuing to reduce the number of positive cases by following simple but effective preventative measures. It’s a natural reaction to want to hug someone that you haven’t seen in a while, but in the current climate, we can’t. The guidelines around coronavirus are there for a reason – to protect people and keep them safe. So please continue to do your bit for the health of our communities.”

The simplest ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus; adhering to social distancing, maintaining good hand hygiene and wearing a face covering where required, remain the most effective.

If you are displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should self-isolate immediately and only leave your house to take a coronavirus test. There are a number of options for taking a coronavirus test in Knowsley, including mobile testing sites across the borough and a temporary testing site in Huyton from Friday 11 September.

You can book a coronavirus test on the NHS website or by calling 119.