Skelmersdale and Ormskirk look set to join the growing lockdown list as Merseyside also prepares for an announcement, according to government sources. Both towns are believed to be on a watchlist and the borough council will be notified today.
The North West is believed to be following the North East with new lockdown measures expected to be announced on Friday. Liverpool is known to be expecting the news.
NB The measures will come in from Tuesday. This has come as a surprise to some who feel that action is needed now to stop infections spreading in our Borough. But the government says the new measures will be brought in from midnight on Tuesday. From Tuesday, residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens.