Drivers warned petrol stations are a ‘hotbed’ for killer virus

Motorists in Southport are today being warned not to stop at petrol stations in the town unless “you really need to” amid rising levels of coronavirus.

In baffling new travel advice issued by the government and top scientists, drivers in Southport and the surrounding areas under the Merseyside lockdown restrictions should only use petrol stations if they really have to.

The Government this morning issued fresh travel guidance.

For motorists, it includes:

• Only stopping at petrol stations or motorway service stations if you really need to.

• If you have to stop, try to make sure you are social distancing.

• Always wash your hands before and after you travel.