Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-10-14

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This page last updated on 14 October 2020

WARNING - Liverpool enters Tier 3 lockdown restrictions today

THE Liverpool City Region, has just over 630 Covid19 cases per 100,000 residents, and is now the only area in the UK to be placed in the very high category, Tier3. It means 1.5 million people across Liverpool City and the surrounding boroughs of:- Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral are now under the new restrictions. The worst hit industries are media and arts, along with the hospitality sectors. In Liverpool, 48% of our business rates come from the hospitality sector. Other areas like Sefton are also very reliant on these sectors. Liverpool City Mayor, Joe Anderson told the media that:- "We can't afford businesses to fold because the loss of income from business rates will push Council finances over a cliff."

A statement expressed by many of the other Councils within the Region. As the news came that the measures are currently in place for 6 months, with a monthly review by Central Government, it's still very unclear as to what will be required to downgrade the Region to Tier 2 or even Tier 1 if the numbers fall quickly. Leaders from Liverpool City Region's 6 Local Authorities have since requested that the Government gives them a:- "clear definition of the Exit Strategy, from Tier 3."

Tourism, music, and arts have been the beating heart of Liverpool and the Region, for over 100 years, but with BREXIT Looming and the worry that the Tier 3 status will irreparably damage both the freelance economy and the City as a whole, things are not looking good. The message from business owners is clear... We must have clear guidance and comprehensive financial support to protect jobs and livelihoods.

LGA Respond to latest drug related death figures

RESPONDING to latest statistics on the number of deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2019, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "Councils are committed to ensuring drug users get the right support and treatment. Opiates, new psychoactive substances and addiction to medicines are challenges which councils' public health teams want to focus their recovery efforts on, during and beyond the pandemic. The biggest challenge we all face is an ageing cohort of drug users, who have not previously sought or had any treatment. As a result, they are prone to an accumulation of chronic physical and mental health conditions that make them more susceptible to dying through overdose. It is essential that we reach out and help those not already in drug treatment, including urgently making naloxone available to help save lives from opioid related overdose. It is also vital the upcoming Spending Review sees significant and sustainable investment in public health, including a reversal of councils' £700 million grant funding reductions since 2015, to keep providing the essential services which help people stay healthy and free of addiction."

Alcedo launches new Live in care Division

DUE to unprecedented demand and an ever increasing need for home care, award winning Alcedo Care Group has launched a brand new Live in care Division. Offering 24/7 support at home, Alcedo Care's Live in care provides a range of levels, from companionship and emotional support to help with medication, personal care, dementia and more complex care services, with bespoke packages created tailored to suit the needs of every client.

Available for individuals or couples of all ages, clients receive a complete one to one care service, unrivalled by residential homes, with the ultimate aim of helping clients maintain their independence, routines and lifestyle for as long as possible and provide peace of mind for family and loved ones.

Alcedo Care's Live in care service also offers short term respite support, covering holidays and trips away as well as Hospital discharge convalescence.

Now available across the North West, Alcedo Care forecasts that it will create over 40 new jobs before the end of the year. The Group anticipates the demand for Live in care services will be strong for many years to come.

Now more than ever people are carefully considering options other than traditional residential care, the main drivers being concerns over the safety of a shared environment, over which they have no control, and a chance to avoid the emotional pain caused by separation from family, loved ones and beloved pets.

Andy Boardman, Managing Director at Alcedo Care, comments:- "There is a real desire to keep loved ones safe and well at home, which has without doubt intensified during the recent pandemic. Many families were not able to provide the care required due to lockdown restrictions and we saw a big increase in the number of enquiries for 24/7 care at home. Our new Live in care service addresses this need, providing both long term and short term support that is flexible and represents value for money. The bespoke care packages ensure each and every client receives continuous care that perfectly suits their needs, with all carers trained to Alcedo Care's exacting standards and employed directly by us. Using the latest technology, the families of our clients benefit from real time remote access to our care notes, ensuring they are kept fully up to date at time convenient to them."

Enriching lives and supporting independence, Alcedo Care's Live in care is now available across the North West, with national expansion planned for 2021.

Established in 2017, Alcedo Care continues to expand at pace and is fast gaining an enviable reputation as the home care provider of choice and the highest rated by its clients in the UK thanks to its superb 450 strong team of highly skilled and compassionate carers who make a tangible difference to the quality of life of the company's home care clients.

Run by Andy and Jo Boardman, a passionate husband and wife team, the company aims to bring something different to the sector based on recruiting only the very best carers and retaining them by placing value on job satisfaction, training, continued professional development, internal promotion prospects and pay structure. This combined with using the very latest technology is what sets the Alcedo Care Group apart from other home care providers.

With offices in:- Southport, Blackpool, Wigan and Preston, Alcedo offers home care services across the North West including Lancashire, Liverpool and Lancaster and Wyre.

For further details or to arrange a free assessment, please contact Alcedo Care on:- 03330150677 or email:- LiveInCare@AlcedoCare.Co.UK. Alternatively, visit:- AlcedoCare.Co.UK.

Has life knocked you down? Join our Fight Club

THE Producers of the brand new BBC Two series, Idris Elba's Fight School (w/t), are looking for young adults to take part in the show.

The new series will see international star Idris Elba set up an experimental fight School, in London, which will provide an outlet for young men and women who may have found themselves stuck in a rut, for whatever reason.

This experiment is based on real life fight Schools which have proven to transform the lives of the young adults who've taken part, such as the Hillbrow Boxing Club in Johannesburg, South Africa. Founded by reformed criminal George Khosi, the School has not only provided a space to keep local youth off the streets and out of trouble, but also a way of bringing discipline and aspiration to the community's youth. More info on YouTube.

Idris, and the team of coaches and mentors, are looking for the recruits from a number of places UK, aged 18 to 30. They're looking to use boxing to teaching them life skills like self worth, confidence, focus and determination; all key elements in the world of fight training. The life lessons learned from Fight School will hopefully give them the tools, determination and direction to transform their lives and stay with them long after the immediate challenge.

Living and training together over 6 intense months, they will battle it out against other amateurs and work towards a big showcase finale. If they can stick it out, this no holds barred, rough and ready experience will motivate them to make positive changes, but only if they are open to them.

Whilst Idris and support professionals will be mentoring the young adults, they will be trained in the ring by the hardest and toughest in the boxing industry, who also happen to be ex-world class champions. This raw yet thought provoking series will demonstrate what can happen when people are given a fighting chance to turn their lives around.

No previous boxing experience is necessary this is not just for people who are interested in the sport, as the experience will offer much more than that.

Why your area?
We're keen for our audience to see people on our documentary whom they relate to, and so we want to make sure we reach out to a range of areas. We want as many young people as possible to have the chance to access this life changing, once in a lifetime, free training.

How do you get in touch? 
To put yourself forward, visit:- WBTV.UK, email:- FightSchool@WBTV.UK or text:- 07466881640.t

Did you know? Workerbee TV (part of Banijay UK) are a factual broadcast TV production company based in:- Manchester, London and Leeds.

Total UK cases COVID19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 19,724 cases and the total number now stand at:- 654,644, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The total number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:-
137, 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:- 43,155, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 57,690.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
4,650. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 516 Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 680.

In England, there are a total of:-
556,528 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 136,060 confirmed cases.

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

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


Tier 3


Liverpool, 12,784 confirmed cases.


Halton,  2,439 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 4,132 confirmed cases. 91
Sefton, 5,342 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 3,714 confirmed cases


Wirral, 5,767 confirmed cases.


Colour Key:- 0  1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 30  31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to100 100 over  

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


 Blackburn with Darwen, 3,810 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 2,056 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 6,680 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 4,041 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 4,196 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 3,916 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 20,230 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 13,687 confirmed cases.


 Oldham, 5,972 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 3,347 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 5,162 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 5,079 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 4,378 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 4,414 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 3,915 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 3,786 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 5,869 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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