Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-11-05

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This page last updated on 5 November 2020

Liverpool's Deputy Mayor provides career advice to Hugh Baird College Students

HUGH Baird College students recently had the chance to receive 1st hand career advice from the Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar. Gary, on behalf of Liverpool's Mayor Joe Anderson, has the special responsibility for Business and International Relations. Alongside this, Gary is the President of the Liverpool China Partnership, President of the Liverpool Commonwealth Association and former Lord Mayor and "1st Citizen" of Liverpool.

In a remarkable journey, Gary who is originally from Edinburgh, is a successful entrepreneur and a philanthropist (helping raise over ₤500,000 for charity) after part owning the City's Parr Street Studios and also creative incubator and event space the Fashion Hub.

Gary spoke to students from across Hugh Baird College, including its 14 to 16, A-Level and University cohort, virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Gary's talk formed part of the Hugh Baird University Centre's 'Spotlight on Employment' events programme, that is available for the whole College to take part in. The schedule of events links students with a variety of leading figures and leaders from across a range of sectors. Speakers work with students to get them work ready and aware of the traits and attitudes employers look for when recruiting. Many speakers also draw on the trials and tribulations of their personal career paths to demonstrate that the road to success is rarely a smooth and that learners need to show resilience and learn and grow from their failures.

Speaking following the Spotlight on Employment event, Gary Millar said:- "I was delighted to be asked to present a seminar to students from across Hugh Baird College as part of their 'Spotlight on Employment' programme. It was great to talk to the young talent of the future and highlight how important it is for them take opportunities when they arise. Opportunities open several doors that can lead to various career paths. College and University is just the start for the students and I am sure they will all go onto have successful career journeys."

Colette Mawdsley, Dean of Higher Education and Access at the Hugh Baird University said:- "Our Spotlight on Employment programme enhances our well established Careers Advice and Guidance service in which we strive to ensure our students leave the College and University Centre career ready. Over the course of the programme, students from across all areas of the College will come into contact with some major figures from industry and the Liverpool City Region's business community and they will receive meaningful advice from people who make hiring decisions on a daily basis. I would like to thank Gary Millar for taking the time to talk to our students from across the College to help prepare and develop them for the world of work in the future"

SIBA comments on the Chancellor's announcement of new financial support measures for 2nd lockdown

THE Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) comments on the Chancellor's announcement of new financial support measures for second lockdown are very mixed. In a statement by SIBA Chief Executive's James Calder, they have said:- "A united hospitality industry days ago called for a commitment to extending the furlough scheme. It is welcome then, that the Chancellor has extended full furlough at 80% of wages until March, which will help independent breweries through the incredibly difficult winter period. However extension of furlough was only 1 of the asks from SIBA and other trade bodies; with grants for basic running costs for all pubs and breweries, extension of business rate cuts to breweries, a VAT cut on beer, compensation for beer destruction and big action on beer duty all being ignored and ignored. SIBA, and other trade bodies will continue to campaign for a full, 6 month package of measures for breweries, pubs and hospitality."

NTIA respond to Chancellor's statement on the extension of furlough on 5 November

THE CEO of Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) Michael Kill, has issued the following statement:- "While the crisis deepens and we move into a national lockdown for 28 days, we welcome the somewhat belated furlough update until March next year. The furlough scheme will absolutely help preserve jobs within the sector, but the challenge still remains, where there is still a considerable void in financial support for night time economy businesses, will there be jobs to go back to? Commercial rents are also a big concern for our sector, where the Government has decided to push the issue further down the line with the forfeiture moratorium running until the 31 December 2020, but business suffering under thousands of pounds of rent arrears. We appreciate that safety is paramount, but at some point we've got to consider the human element here and the immense pressure that individuals, venues owners, staff and freelancers are under at the moment given the current financial, economic, cultural and social wellbeing environments that are being presented by Government, particularly around our sector."


Still time to have a say and improve Southport Golf Links

GOLFERS and members of the public still have 2 weeks to offer their views on ways to improve the course and facilities at Southport Golf Links. Sefton Council's Green Sefton team launched the public consultation last month, and are hoping to hear from even more people over the next fortnight. While people can't now play golf due to national restrictions now in place, they can still use this time to rate the current facilities at Southport. Green Sefton want them to share their ideas for ways to develop and enhance not only the tees and greens, but other facilities such as the changing rooms and café.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said:- "We want to hear people's opinions on both the existing course and facilities at Southport Golf Links, so that we can establish the priorities for improvements that they would like to see. I know people will be frustrated they can't get out to play at the moment, but I hope they will use a bit of this down time to have their say and suggest the improvements they would like to see. As well as the view of those for whom golf is already a lifelong passion, we'd like those who might be thinking about taking up the sport for the very 1st time to let us know what would encourage them to get started with the game. It's an anonymous survey so people can feel free to express whatever views they have."

Cllr Moncur went on to highlight the physical and mental health benefits of golf which, he said, could be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.

The consultation also looks at environmental concerns as part of Sefton Council's commitment to combating climate change. Questions focus on renewable energy, sustainable irrigation, recycling and reducing the use of plastics and improving existing wildlife habitat on the course.

The Council has not identified any specific funding for any potential future development or investment at Southport Golf Links, but has cemented its commitment to acting on the consultation feedback as it did with last year's consultation on Bootle Golf course.

Cllr Moncur continued:- "The consultation questionnaire isn't very lengthy and is easy to complete online. People have until Friday 20th November to take the opportunity to have their say."

To take part in the consultation, people should visit:- YourSeftonYourSay.Sefton.Gov.UK.

Creative environmental project in Liverpool marks loss and bereavement during Pandemic

A project in Liverpool called:- 'Phoenix Glade' are carrying out a unique creative environmental initiative dedicated to those who have died during the corona virus Pandemic. Planned for Newsham Park, a glade of trees will be planted in the shape of a broken heart, with a fire sculpture and then permanent sculpted phoenix planned at its centre. The aim is to create a living tribute which will grow over time. Through the process of its creation people will be able to engage in a ritual of commemoration when other ways in which we honour the dead have been so restricted.

The initiative came from discussions at a local community organisation Tree House Liverpool. 1 local woman Sarah Robinson, whose mother died in April, felt that planting a tree might help her and her family with the process of grieving. It became clear that many other people had similar needs and the idea grew to create a way in which the community as a whole might find a way to observe and acknowledge loss, and support those burdened by grief during and after the Pandemic.

Christina Ashworth from Tree House Liverpool said:- "reconciling ourselves to the death of a loved 1 is a process made less painful by the time we might spend with those close to death as well as afterwards through the ceremonies and traditions we share with others. One of the cruel impacts of the Pandemic is that it has deprived us of these opportunities and this can make the loss more painful."

A fire sculpture artwork followed by a permanent phoenix sculpture in the centre of the glade will provide a point of release and a permanent symbol of loss and renewal.

Artist Joe Robinson explained the design:- "Recurrent images of public health and the economy have largely overshadowed the recognition of loss we are all in some way experiencing. Our project goes a small way to rebalancing that with the heart shape of trees reflecting our love and the ritual of a fire sculpture providing a point of letting go. The permanent phoenix will offer the same symbol for future visitors to see."

Local people who have lost loved ones from or during the Pandemic are being invited to contact the organisation to take part.

The project has raised ₤3500 funding toward the project, from West Derby Waste Lands Trust and the Tree Council UK, but is looking for further support to realise the full vision. The project has also sparked interest from others who are interested in replicating the initiative elsewhere. The public can contact the project via:- TreeHouseLiverpool.Co.UK.

10 Downing Street Coronavirus Press Conference on 5 November 2020

THIS is footage from the Coronavirus Press Conference on 5 November 2020. The Gov.UK/Number10. Speakers on this video are both the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Chief Executive NHS England, Sir Simon Stevens.

Total UK cases COVID19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE latest UK R number is estimated at 1.1 to 1.3 with a daily infection growth rate range of +2% to +4%.


The total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 24,141 cases and the total number now stand at:- 1,123,197 that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

THE total number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:-
378, within 28 days of positive test, 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:- 48,120, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 60,051.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
12,949. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 1,191 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 1,470.

In England, there are a total of:-
955,236 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 235,637 confirmed cases.

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-

National UK Lockdown


 Liverpool City Region

Liverpool, 20,140 confirmed cases.


Halton, 3,750 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 6,691 confirmed cases. 83
Sefton, 8,644 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 6,202 confirmed cases


Wirral, 8,541 confirmed cases.


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The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-


 Blackburn with Darwen, 7,244 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 4,064 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 11,615 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 7,326 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 6,718 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 6,412 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 36,212 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 22,208 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 11,005 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 5,458 confirmed cases.

9,312 confirmed cases.

9,937 confirmed cases.

8,091 confirmed cases.

7,985 confirmed cases.

6,946 confirmed cases.

6,605 confirmed cases

12,411 confirmed cases.



Daily reported 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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