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2nd reissue - Response to
new Covid-19 restrictions
A joint statement from the Metro
Mayor, City Mayor, Council Leaders and MPs of the Liverpool City Region has been
issued as follows:- "As the elected leaders and MPs of the Liverpool City
Region our first priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of the 1.6
million people that we represent. It’s absolutely right that we do everything we
can to stop the spread of Coronavirus and keep as many people as safe as
possible. Over the past few days, we have engaged in talks with minsters over
their proposals for greater restrictions. The measures announced today are a
step in the right direction but we need to understand whether they are enough to
really address the escalating cases in our City region. Therefore, we are
requesting that the government provide us with the scientific evidence so we can
understand if these measures will be sufficient to prevent the spread of the
virus. In addition, we are also aware that, without appropriate financial
support from the government, restrictions will damage businesses and industries
– in many cases irretrievably – when in normal times they are perfectly viable.
Our region is an international destination, and our visitor economy is worth
almost £5bn to the city region economy every year and employs over 50,000
people. Over recent years, our hospitality and retail industries have been
vibrant and growing. But we have already seen some businesses go under in the
face of COVID and, without Government assistance over the past few months, many
more would have followed. These new restrictions mean that we will also need an
immediate substantial additional package of economic support from the Government
urgently and, so far, it is not clear that this is being provided. We will now
seek further urgent talks with the Government on these measures, any further
measures, and what their response is to our request for a financial support
package." Signed by:-
Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region
Joe Anderson OBE
Mayor of Liverpool
Cllr Rob Polhill
Leader of Halton Council
Cllr Graham Morgan
Leader of Knowsley Council
Cllr Ian Maher
Leader of Sefton Council
Cllr David Baines
Leader of St Helens Council
Cllr Janette Williamson
Leader of Wirral Council
Conor McGinn MP, Alison McGovern MP, Ian Byrne
MP, Angela Eagle MP, Mick Whitley MP, Paula Barker MP, Kim Johnson MP, Bill
Esterson MP, Margaret Greenwood MP, Dan Carden MP,Marie Rimmer MP, Mike Amesbury
MP,Maria Eagle MP, George Howarth MP
FSB reaction to restriction
measures announced by Government
FSB Merseyside and Cheshire Area
Leader, Yvette Hastings, has issued the following response in connection to the
restriction measures announced by the Government today. Yvette Hastings said:-
"Smaller businesses are the bedrock of the Liverpool City Region and
Warrington business communities respectively. There needs to be clarity in the
guidance from Government on what smaller businesses are able to do and not do
under the additional local restrictions announced today. Alongside this, it's
vital that smaller businesses are supported for as long as these measures are in
place across Liverpool City Region and Warrington. Smaller businesses will need
financial support to make the changes needed to be COVID secure, and adapt to
these new measures. It is absolutely critical that we get grant support to small
and micro businesses quickly to help them adapt and provide some much needed
support for cash flow."
LGA respond to latest Test and Trace figures
the publication of the NHS Test and Trace and Coronavirus
testing figures for the period 17 September to 23 September
2020, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government
Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:-
"People who test positive for COVID-19 have a duty to help
halt its transmission and protect those most at risk, now
more than ever. Councils' public health teams are using
their unique expertise and understanding of their
communities to reach those who cannot be contacted by the
NHS Test and Trace system, including speaking other
languages. These figures show they are having much more
success at reaching complex close contacts of positive
cases. Many Councils have launched, or will shortly launch,
their own locally supported contact tracing arrangements.
However to maintain and improve upon their local efforts,
they continue to need prompt information on who they should
be trying to contact as soon as possible, along with the
NHS Test and Trace
and Coronavirus testing statistics 17 September to 23
September can be located on the Gov.UK
responds to age UK report on Domestic Abuse Bill
an Age UK report on the Domestic Abuse Bill and call for
greater protections for older people from experiencing
domestic abuse, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Chair of the Local
Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities
Board, said:- "Tackling domestic abuse is an issue
that councils take very seriously, which is why we support
measures in the Domestic Abuse Bill to improve support for
more victims of all ages and stop this horrendous crime. In
order to prevent domestic abuse from happening in the 1st
place, there should be a greater focus on prevention and
early intervention measures to tackle the root causes and
support more victims. Significant budget pressures mean
Local Authorities are increasingly being forced to
prioritise spending for those at immediate risk of harm,
rather than on vital earlier support services and prevention
schemes which help stop domestic abuse. The upcoming
Spending Review needs to provide the long term, sustainable
settlement for councils so they can protect individuals and
families from the physical and psychological harm of
domestic abuse, including investment in perpetrator
programmes and a new National Domestic Abuse Perpetrator
Total UK cases COVID19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
total number of UK
Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory
confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 6,914 cases and the
total number now stand at 460,178, that includes tests
carried out by commercial partners which are not included in
the 4 National totals.
The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be 59 according to the
Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people
who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public
Health or NHS laboratory is 42,202.
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
2,276. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 332. Daily
number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 323.
In England, there are a total of 393,931 confirmed cases.
North West - total of 86,681 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
Area and number of confirmed cases:-
ISSUED OF TIGHTER RESTRICTIONS TO BE IMPOSED IF
LEVELS DON'T FALL SOON
1 to 10
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
41 to 50
number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
with Darwen, 2,735 confirmed cases.
1,419 confirmed cases.
4,872 confirmed cases.
2,698 confirmed cases.
East, 2,987 confirmed cases.
West and Chester, 2,776 confirmed cases.
12,972 confirmed cases.
8,010 confirmed cases.
4,307 confirmed cases.
2,383 confirmed cases.
3,460 confirmed cases.
3,180 confirmed cases.
2,802 confirmed cases.
3,092 confirmed cases.
2,432 confirmed cases.
2,482 confirmed cases.
3,579 confirmed cases.
Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that
occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed
positive Covid19 test. Daily and cumulative
numbers of COVID19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are
not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are
not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID19 patients
while the other nations include only confirmed cases.
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