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This page last updated on 6 November 2020
THE Formby, Hightown and Altcar
Churches Together Remembrance Services will be held this year online. We
will give full list of channels to access the official services, for both
Remembrance Sunday and also Remembrance Day (Poppy Day) on Saturday, both here
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out for nominations in for the 2020 Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity
THERE is now just 1 week left for Sefton's artists
arts organisations and other community groups to get their nominations in for
the 2020 Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards. Friday, 13
November 2020, is the closing date for nominations to the Awards, which will
celebrate Liverpool City Region's thriving culture and creativity, even in the
face of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Due to be announced in February 2021, the 2020
Awards will recognise arts and cultural events, and innovation and creative
activity, which has taken place within the Liverpool City Region between 1 April
2019 and 12 November 2020.
When the Awards were announced, Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council and
Culture, Tourism and The Visitor Economy Portfolio holder for the Liverpool City
Region Combined Authority said:- "Our Borough has a wealth of individuals
and organisations involved in the arts and is a hotbed of creativity. We want to
see that reflected in the entry for these prestigious City Region Culture and
Creativity Awards. The Covid19 pandemic has had a huge impact on every aspect of
our lives including the arts and our own Borough of Culture 2020 celebrations
have been affected, but I have seen huge levels of creativity despite the
restrictions and these Awards with the special categories will celebrate that
At the same time Cllr Trish Hardy Sefton Council's main Borough of Culture
sponsor said:- "When the COVID-19 restrictions hit, individuals and
organisations behind the planned Borough of Culture 2020 reacted swiftly. They
adapted their projects and made them digital so that people could enjoy them and
take part in the activities online, through home based activities or even by
post. The 2020 Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards and
particularly the Borough of Culture 'Star of the Year' category, are an ideal
way to recognise this adaptability and determination to deliver projects that
have helped lift local people's spirits and provided fun things for people of
all ages to do."
Finalists will be announced on Monday, 5 January 2021 and the Liverpool City
Region community will be able to vote for their chosen winner for the People's
Choice Award. The Awards ceremony, which will be a digital event with presenters
still to be announced, will take place on Friday, 19 February 2021.
Nominations can be completed online at:-
Covid19 Testing Site opened on the Wirral
A new walk through Coronavirus testing facility has
opened for those with symptoms to book appointments, at Heswall Hall Library, in
Wirral as part of the Government's UK wide drive to continue to improve the
accessibility of Coronavirus testing for local communities.
Testing is only available for those with Coronavirus symptoms; a high
temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell
or taste. Anyone with 1 or more of these symptoms should book a test at:-
or by calling:- 119. The Government is committed to continue expanding the
capacity of the network of UK test sites and laboratories to make it even easier
to get tested and reduce the time it takes to receive test results.
The new site is situated so it is easily accessible without a car. Those being
tested will be required to follow public health measures, including:- social
distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal
hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including:- while travelling to
and from the Testing Centre.
Anyone attending an appointment at a Walk Through Test Site will be provided
with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely, with additional
support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.
Testing at the new site has started on Friday, 6 November 2020, with
appointments made available each day.
The site is part of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities created
in British history which has the capacity to process more than 500,000 tests a
day and includes more than 600 sites across the UK, including:- 79 drive through
sites, 271 walk through sites, 258 mobile units, home testing and satellite kits
and 5 Lighthouse laboratories.
Baroness Dido Harding, Interim Executive Chair of the National Institute for
Health Protection, said:- "Walk through sites offer communities better
access to Coronavirus testing, so everyone with symptoms can get a test. This
new site is part of our ongoing work to expand our testing network across the UK
which is now has the capacity to process more than 500,000 tests a day. We will
continue to expand capacity to improve test turnaround times and push forward
testing innovations to make sure anyone who needs a test can get 1. Please book
a test if you have Coronavirus symptoms: a new continuous cough, a high
temperature and a loss or change in sense of smell or taste, and follow the
advice of NHS Test and Trace if you are contacted."
Anyone testing positive for the virus in England will be contacted by NHS Test
and Trace to help them trace their contacts. This will help to identify who they
may have been in close contact with, protecting others from further
Close contacts of those testing positive will also hear from NHS Test and Trace,
asking them to stay at home for 14 days to prevent them from unknowingly
spreading the virus. They will be advised to also book a test if they develop
Health Minister Lord Bethell said:- "To respond to the Coronavirus, we
have built a major testing and tracing system from scratch. We are constantly
working to expand and improve it with new technologies and innovations so
everyone with symptoms can get a test. New walk in sites like this 1 makes it
even easier to get a test no matter where you live. If you have symptoms of
Coronavirus, I urge you to book a test today and follow the advice of NHS Test
and Trace if you are contacted to protect others and stop the spread of the
The Testing Centre is being operated in partnership with Mitie and will offer
self administered tests.
Simon Venn, Mitie Chief Government and Strategy Officer, said:- "Our
priority during the pandemic is to support the nation's efforts to fight Covid19
and help keep the country running. Testing is a critical part of the UK's
strategy to combat Coronavirus and we're proud to support the UK Government with
this vital task. A big thank you to all the NHS staff, Mitie employees and other
frontline heroes in Wirral, who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe."
Mass testing to
scale up with opening of additional Centres
A total of 14 Covid19 Test Centres will be open in
Liverpool, on Saturday, 7 November 2020, as the City's mass testing programme
for people without symptoms moves in to a second day. Following long waits due
to demand for testing on Friday, residents are being asked to make sure they
have booked an appointment at:-
Gov.UK/TestLiverpool, via the NHS Covid19
app or by calling:- 119; and not to just walk up to a Test Centre.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, who has lost his brother to Covid19 said:-
"The people of Liverpool did not let us down on the 1st day and I am
delighted that so many people turned out for a test. This is a huge logistical
exercise the likes of which has not been tried before, and I would like to take
this opportunity to thank people for their patience and understanding as I know
many had to queue for a while for a test. As we bring more sites online across
the City and build up testing capacity there will be more slots available which
will make it easier. This is a massive project involving many different partners
across the City and it is a fantastic Team Liverpool effort so far."
People with symptoms should not attend 1 of the mass Testing Centres:- they
should book a test at:-
Gov.UK/Get-Coronavirus-Test or by calling:-
119 and arrange a test at 1 of the mobile testing units in the City.
The new Centres will be open from 7am until 7pm, at the following locations and
can be booked online.
The newly opened Test Centre are as follows:-
Lifestyles Walton, Walton Hall Park, L49XP.
Lifestyles Austin Rawlinson, Conleach Road, Speke, L240TR.
Centre, Daneville Road, L49RG.
St Stephen's Church Hall, Fingall Road, L159JE.
Aintree Baptist Church, Longmoor Lane, L90EH.
Centre, Altcross Road, L110BS.
St Johns Market, Liverpool City
University of Liverpool Gym, Bedford Street North, L697ZN.
They are in addition to the 6 existing sites are as follows:-
Lifestyles Alsop Fitness
Centre, 1 Walton Village, L46RW.
Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, L34FP.
Lifestyles Ellergreen, Ellergreen Road, L112XY.
Lifestyles Park Road, Steble Street, L86QH.
Centre, Wellington Road, L154LE.
Lifestyles Garston, Long Lane, L196PE.
People without symptoms will also be offered drive through appointments at other
mobile testing units, within the City, to maximise capacity. As everyone is in a
car they are protected from each other.
Hundreds of thousands of tests will be made available over the trial period
which will include:-
Lateral Flow Test (LFT) this is a simple self-swab test which will give
results in under an hour.
Existing swab tests; these mouth and nose swabs will supply results within 48
to 72 hours.
Everyone in the City is being asked to get tested, but there is specific
emphasis in asking health and care workers, other emergency services and key
workers, School staff and pupils, University staff and students to come forward.
More Centres will be opened in the coming days and it is expected that the pilot
will last initially for around 2 weeks, with a view to it being extended.
Liverpool City Council will be supported by the military in the planning,
coordination and delivery of whole City testing.
Testing will be carried out in new and existing test sites, using home kits, in
Hospitals and Hospital settings, and Schools, Universities and workplaces.
Following a test, results are received from NHS Test and Trace via text and
email. Anyone coming for a test should bring a mobile phone with them.
Anyone who tests positive, using either a lateral flow test or an existing swab
test, must self isolate along with their household immediately and their
contacts will be traced. Those who test negative will need to continue to follow
all national guidance. In addition, anybody testing positive via the lateral
flow testing may be asked to take a 2nd confirmatory PCR test.
These more advanced tests will help identify infectious individuals who are not
displaying symptoms and help far more positive cases so they can self isolate
and prevent the virus from spreading, in a 1st step towards rolling out mass
testing more widely across the UK.
Director of Public Health Matthew Ashton said:- "Thanks to everyone who
has taken part so far; it is really heartening to see how the people of
Liverpool have truly embraced this. With a huge project like this which we have
pulled off in record time there are bound to be teething issues and we won't get
everything right. We are tweaking and making changes all the time to make the
process more efficient for people and must focus on our ambition: to quickly
identify people who have the virus and reduce transmission substantially."
If the tests are successful, the Government will aim to roll out the pilot to
"millions" between now and Christmas.
Total UK cases COVID19 cases in
and around Liverpool City Region
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:- 23,287 cases and the total number now stand at:-
1,146,484 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:- 355, 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:- 48,475, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with
Covid19 on the death certificate:- 60,051.
The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
12,999. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 1,181 Daily
number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 1,525.
In England, there are a total of:- 975,504 confirmed cases.
North West - total of:- 239,326 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
Area and number of confirmed cases:-
National UK Lockdown
Liverpool City Region
St. Helens, 6,291
1 to 10
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
41 to 50
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
with Darwen, 7,442 confirmed cases.
4,153 confirmed cases.
6,822 confirmed cases.
and Chester, 6,546 confirmed cases.
36,806 confirmed cases.
22,496 confirmed cases.
5,540 confirmed cases.
9,497 confirmed cases.
10,106 confirmed cases.
8,200 confirmed cases.
8,088 confirmed cases.
7,090 confirmed cases.
6,708 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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