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Government guidance on staying at home

Government have announced new measures to reduce the spread of corona virus. They are:

  • Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
  • Closing non-essential shops and community spaces
  • Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public

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Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region has announced an initial package of measures aimed at easing the Coronavirus burden on local people.

Below is an outline of these initiatives. As more are added and updated we will update this information for you.

1. LCR Cares COVID-19 Community Support Fund

The ‘LCR Cares’ COVID 19 Community Support Fund – a new crowdfunding campaign to support community and voluntary organisations on the frontline of helping our communities cope with the spread of Coronavirus.

The LCR Cares COVID 19 Community Support Fund website page is now open for donations from the public. Just go to and search for LCRCares or

Early next week, a simple and speedy processes for organisations to access those funds will be in place.

2. Free bus travel

Free bus travel to and from school for the children of key workers using existing Merseytravel funded supported bus services.

3. Lifting restrictions on concessionary travel

Lifting the 9.30am restriction on concessionary travel for essential journeys, such as accessing designated shopping hours reserved for the elderly.

4. Providing Business Guidance for Socially Trading Organisations

A fund of £65,000 of business support for community and social businesses to help them cope with the impact of COVID-19.

Socially Trading Organisations who feel they could benefit from tailored business support should email or visit the website.


Business Survey

So that we can better understand the extent of the COVID-19 impact on business, and inform what help businesses need across the City Region, we will be conducting weekly business surveys. This week we are looking at the business support packages announced by Government. Please take a couple of minutes to do this if you can, to give us the intelligence we need to make the case for more support.

Complete the survey

If you are worried about the impact to your business please get in touch with us and we will respond to you directly or through one of our partners.

Get in touch by emailing

Whilst we will continue to monitor the situation and update this page when more information is released we advise you visit the Government website for the most up to date and accurate information.

Please be aware the information provided above is meant as a general guide only rather than advice or assurance.