information if travelling around the UK or going outside the UK
IF you are heading
outside the UK must now provide your journey and contact details
before you travel. To do this just go to the .Gov.UK and
complete the Public Health Passenger Locator
Form This is a free
service. You do not need to pay another website or business to
provide your contact details for you. But also remember that
before you arrive in the UK you must also submit another, up to
48 hours before you're due to arrive in the UK. Also you may be
refused permission to enter the UK (if you are not a British
citizen), or fined if you do not to provide your contact details
or do not self isolate, unless you arrive in the UK from an
exempt country. Plus, you may be fined up to ₤100 if you refuse
to provide your contact details, or more if you break this rule
more than once. You also may not be allowed to enter the UK
(unless you're either British or a UK resident). Their are
constant changes to the rules, safe lists and exclusion lists,
so please use this
link to find out about the
current changes to the rules. Also for UK travel, please
be aware to check for local lockdown and Covid-19 containments
in the areas you are travelling though, or staying in, before
setting off. Coronavirus (COVID-19): transport and travel
guidance, for the UK, can be located at:-
Gov.UK. Also, do not
travel if you have Coronavirus symptoms, as listed on the NHS
Landscape Partnership issues plea to the public to respect local
A new helpline has been
launched to support people in Liverpool who need to self isolate
during the next phase of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Covid-19
Isolation Advice Line has been created to help people who need
to self isolate to find support to stay at home. Nationally, the
Government has advised that shielding ended on 1 August 2020 and
that no further food parcels will be available to help people
stay at home.
However, there are a number of reasons why people will still be
required to self isolate and stay at home, such as:-
► If they have symptoms of Covid-19.
► Those asked to self isolate by the NHS Test and Trace Service.
► People awaiting inpatient treatment in Hospital; and post
► People returning to the UK from a country with higher
infection rates, and the Foreign Office advice is to quarantine
for 14 days upon return.
► Where people have been advised to self isolate due to a local
response to an outbreak.
► If the Government implements further national measures to
return to lockdown.
The contact number for Liverpool's Covid Isolation advice line
is:- 0151 233 3066, and is open 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
The advice line provides a range of options for people to access
help in a personal financial crisis, including:- signposting to
emergency foodbank support. The team operating the advice
service can also direct people to support for health and welfare
issues that have been affected directly by Covid-19 or lockdown
conditions, such as:- alcohol, poor mental health and domestic
abuse, as well as help to quit smoking.
For people who need support in seeking employment, Liverpool in
Work is a FREE service and has helped hundreds of people to find
the right job or training. This City Council team can provide
support regarding all aspects of finding work, training,
volunteering and access to latest vacancies. They offer advice
and guidance both over the phone and by emailing the, at:-
or by calling them on:- 0151 233 5312.
For people suffering financial hardship, Liverpool City Council
urges people to contact approved agencies such as:-
► Citizens Advice Liverpool:- 03448487700
► Age Concern:- 0151 330 5678
Liverpool has also seen a recent surge in new Covid-19 cases
which has led the City's Public Health department to urge
caution for those who have been shielding to remain cautious in
making journeys in their community.
Councillor Paul Brant, Cabinet Member for Health and Social
Care, said:- "The ending of the
shielding phase was hugely welcome news for a great number of
people in our communities, especially as they will have been
unable to see their loved ones these past 4 months. However, the
realities of this virus means a lot of people will need to self
isolate, often with no notice, and we would urge people to plan
ahead for this. It is vitally important that people who need to
self isolate stay at home to avoid the risk of further
transmission of the infection. Clearly self isolating can be
also be detrimental to mental, as well as physical, health and
we are acutely aware of the need to provide support to people
who find themselves in this situation. I'm delighted as city
council we have been able to offer a huge amount of support for
the most vulnerable in our communities and this advice helpline
is another example of the lengths we are going to help those who
need it most."
New helpline for people self isolating from Covid-19s
Friday, 7 August 2020, Sefton Council's Green Sefton Team will
be reintroducing charging for parking on Ainsdale Beach, on the
Sefton Coastline. The all day charge for parking on Ainsdale
Beach is ₤8 and payments will be by cash only.
Green Sefton Manager Mark Shaw said:- "Owing to a
combination of the huge additional costs of supporting local
people and organisations through Coronavirus and a loss of most
sources of income generation streams, Sefton Council is facing a
significant funding shortfall. Re-introducing payments for
parking on the beach is one of the ways we can start to reduce
those effects and generate income for local service include the
care of our 22 miles of beautiful coastline. For the past 6
weeks, since we re-opened Ainsdale Beach for parking at no
charge, we have been trying to introduce a card payment system,
but connection problems due to the removal of a nearby mobile
phone mast have made this impossible. We have, therefore decided
to go ahead with a cash only system instead. Visitors are asked
to have the right money available to hand over but we will have
change that will be sanitised before use. However, as with any
cash transaction, we would recommend people clean their hands
For regular visitors, Sefton Council offers a money saving ₤20
annual season ticket for parking on Ainsdale Beach. Details of
how to apply can be found at:-
This week, Sefton Council joined fellow Sefton Coastal Landscape
Partnership members in a campaign to remind people to continue
to be sensible and when visiting its coastline. The campaign
includes advice to on the need to maintain social distancing and
asks visitors to remain respectful and protect Sefton's public
The Council has been asking people not to light barbecues or
fires or to take glass bottles and other items onto the beach as
they can cause fires and dangerous litter if left behind. People
are also being reminded that a Public Spaces Protection Order is
in place preventing the outdoor consumption of alcohol in areas
of Formby and Ainsdale Beaches, Southport Promenade and Town
Centre, Crosby and Waterloo including by the Marine Lake, as
well as Bootle Town Centre and Formby Village. The Order can be
enforced by Police Officers and Authorised Council Officers and
fines for breaching it start at ₤50.
United Utilities extends helping hand to customers affected by COVID-19
THE water firm has
announced it has changed criteria on 1 of its support schemes to
help customers who have been affected financially by COVID-19.
The company's 'Back on Track' scheme reduces water
bills for customers on low incomes, who receive benefits or Tax
Credits, and has now been extended to include customers whose
income has been impacted by the Coronavirus.
Jane Haymes, affordability manager at United Utilities,
explained:- "Many customers are finding it difficult to
pay their water bill due to a change in their financial
circumstances during the Coronavirus crisis. In response, we've
updated the criteria of our existing Back on Track scheme so
that these customers can now apply to have their water bill
reduced to the end of March 2021.”
The 'Back on Track' scheme calculates the amount the customer
pays based on their existing income and expenditure. Customers
complete an affordability assessment as part of the application
process, and also need to provide evidence that they have either
been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS),
are benefiting from the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
or have been made redundant.
Jane adds:- "We would urge any customer who is struggling
to pay to contact us to see how we can help, as there's a wide
range of support available.”
United Utilities' support schemes include:-
► Help to pay - Customers receiving Pension Credit, and
struggling to make payments, can apply to have their bills
capped at an affordable amount.
► Payment matching plus - Under this scheme United Utilities
matches payments for customers who have built up a lot of debt.
For every ₤1 the customer pays, United Utilities pays ₤1 too.
After six months, for every ₤1 the customer pays, the water firm
will pay ₤2. Customers who continue to make regular payments for
two years will have the remainder of their debt cleared.
► Restart grant - This is a 1 off payment from the company's
Trust Fund to help clear the debts for qualifying customers in
real financial difficulty.
► WaterSure - Customers who have a water meter, receive benefits
and use a lot of water, due to ill health or having a large
family, can have their annual water bill costs capped.
► Universal Credit - Customers about to apply for Universal
Credit can have their water bill payments delayed for up to 8
weeks until their 1st UC payment arrives.
► Payment break - This scheme can help delay payments for an
agreed period of time for customers struggling to pay their
water bill due to losing their job or having to pay out for an
unexpected household emergency.
► Water meters - A water meter can also reduce water bills and
is fitted for free. Visit:-
For more information customers can call the affordability team
at United Utilities on:- 08009127247.
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases
THE total UK daily
number of lab-confirmed positive test results:- 892. The total
overall UK lab-confirmed positive test results:- 307,184. Daily
number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total,
was sadly reported to be 65, with the total number of deaths of
people who have had a positive test result now standing at
46,364. The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK
Hospitals:- 1,152. The current number of COVID-19 patients
currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 77.
Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:-
183. Due to new UK Government
system of reporting we are having to sort out a new system to
bring you the local area results, for the Liverpool City Region
and surrounding areas.