Pubs and clubs across Southport have finally welcomed reassurance that they can claim for their lack of business now that a ban has been brought in

However council staff at One Stop Shops are still being asked to turn up for work to face the public despite the high risk of infection

Council chiefs have so far refused to send all their staff home.

Meanwhile popular gyms like Victoria Leisure and big pubs are now being told to close tonight and not reopen until told otherwise

The move has been warmly welcomed along with the news that the government will now subsidise wages