Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-08-15

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This page last updated on 15 August 2020

France quarantine rules - employment law commentary

THE UK Government has brought in quarantine measures that apply to France, since 4am BST, on Saturday, 15 August 2020. People arriving from France, as well the:- Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba, will also now have to comply with the 14 day rule. In response, Sarah Chilton, Employment Law Partner at CM Murray, said:- "The extension of mandatory 14 day quarantine to France, Malta and the Netherlands is going to cause further disruption for employees and employers when workers are unable to return to work due to the requirement to quarantine, unless they can work from home. Employees rights to be paid during a period of quarantine are limited, with no entitlement to statutory sick pay, and therefore it will be up to employers whether the employees are paid or not. Many employers will not, and may simply not be in a position do to so. We are also concerned that this will encourage employers and employees not to comply with the rules, which has a significant and wider public health impact. We would advise affected employees and employers to discuss the issue as soon as possible, to understand how the period of quarantine will be treated. It is possible to agree that it is paid annual leave or unpaid authorised leave. It has been suggested that some employees could be disciplined if they do not attend work. Any disciplinary action or dismissal must be reasonable, and where there is a more reasonable alternative, i.e. unpaid leave, such sanctions are likely to be unreasonable and therefore unfair. There is a risk for employees with less than 2 years' service, who may be vulnerable to dismissal, and even though that dismissal may be unfair, employees need 2 years' service to gain unfair dismissal rights so would be unlikely to have any redress. Those employees would have to explore whether they have any other protection, which is likely to be very limited, and complicated, if it exists for them at all."

Southport has joined the rest of the world marking the Anniversary of 75 VJ Day

MEMBERS of SAFFA and the Royal British Legion have joined other groups within the ex-service charities and Merseyside Cadet Force to hold a small remembrance service next to the Towns War Memorial. 

We will be bringing you video coverage in our next weekly edition of this event.  VJ Day was the official end of World War 2 and 6 years of war, that raged across the globe.  We shall never forget those who served in the war and sacrificed their lives.  We will remember them.

Total UK cases COVID-19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total UK daily number of lab-confirmed positive test results:- 1,012. The total overall UK lab-confirmed positive test results:- 317,379. Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:- 3, with the total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result now standing at:- 41,361. In England, there are a total of:- 274,248 confirmed cases since the outbreak. North West - total of:- 49,704 confirmed cases. The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 925. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 75.  Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 129. 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.

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


Liverpool, 2,685 confirmed cases.

727 confirmed cases.

Knowsley, 1,046 confirmed cases. 

Sefton, 1,614 confirmed cases.

St. Helens, 1,248 confirmed cases


Wirral, 2,098 confirmed cases.

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

Blackburn with Darwen, 1,669 confirmed cases.


Blackpool, 1,078 confirmed cases.


Bolton, 2,144 confirmed cases.


Bury, 2,157 confirmed cases.


Cheshire East, 2,311 confirmed cases.


Cheshire West and Chester, 2,082 confirmed cases.


Lancashire, 7,686 confirmed cases.


Manchester, 3,754 confirmed cases.


Oldham, 2,581 confirmed cases.


Preston, 1,348 confirmed cases.


Rochdale, 2,058 confirmed cases.


Salford, 1,635 confirmed cases.


Stockport, 1,897 confirmed cases.


Tameside, 1,772 confirmed cases.


Trafford, 1,554 confirmed cases.


Warrington, 1,388 confirmed cases


Wigan, 2,242 confirmed cases.


Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the first laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.

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