Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-08-24

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This page last updated on 24 August 2020

Sefton launches new schemes to support the Hospitality Sector

SEFTON Council has been given additional funding to support the safe reopening of its high streets and other commercial areas to help support the hospitality sector. The funding will help support the Sefton business community, with measures that enable safe trading in public places. As part of this project, Sefton Council is looking to extend the pavement areas outside local businesses, especially where the pavement area is limited. By using the parking bays, this will allow for social distancing where it would be difficult to do so otherwise, whilst still having consideration for all users of the highway, especially those with disabilities. The 2 main areas where this will be implemented are Coronation Walk and Union Street Southport, as we want to focus on our local high streets. The Council has already implemented the road closure on Court Road from The Grand Casino to Union Street, helping businesses in this area increase their trading and to add life and character back into the local area. The area will also be enhanced with planters which have been designed, built and installed by the Southport Flower Show to create an attractive area for customers to use.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills said:- "We understand how all businesses have been impacted by Covid-19, none more than the hospitality sector. We have been working with businesses over the last few weeks to ensure they could open safely while we all play a part in keeping residents and visitors safe. These new initiatives will help us achieve this and at the same time help these independent businesses trade successfully over the next few weeks. A lot of the infrastructure being used has been designed and made by The Southport Flower Show again showing how we can and will support local businesses. We do hope these initiatives are a great success and we will continue to look at other areas.”

Lisa Mendi, Local business owner (Bistro Bar Med and Medhito Cuban Latin lounge on Coronation Walk) said:- "We are so happy to be able to now offer our customers outside seating. Thanks to Sefton Council who have made this all possible, we are absolutely delighted All our lovely customers old and new will now be able to enjoy their Tapas from Bistro Bar Med sat outside whilst sipping sangria. Then continuing their evening listening to the delights of chilled Latin beats and enjoying some cocktails whilst being outdoors (please check our Facebook page for other nights.)"

The Council have also adopted a new temporary pavement licence process, a streamlined consent route to allow businesses to obtain a licence to place temporary furniture, such as tables and chairs, outside cafes, bars and restaurants quickly.

If any other businesses are interested in how this project may be able to assist, please contact the Sefton Tourism Department on Tourism@Sefton.Gov.UK or to apply for a temporary pavement licence visit:- Sefton.Gov.UK.

Total UK cases COVID-19 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:- 853 cases and the total number now stands at 326,614, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:- 4
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:- 41,433.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 834. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:-
72. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 97.

In England, there are a total of:-
282,215 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 51,494 confirmed cases:-.

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


Liverpool, 2,788 confirmed cases.

735 confirmed cases.

Knowsley, 1,071 confirmed cases. 

Sefton, 1,651 confirmed cases.

St. Helens, 1,268 confirmed cases


Wirral, 2,122 confirmed cases.

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

Blackburn with Darwen,
1,764 confirmed cases.

1,091 confirmed cases.

2,218 confirmed cases.

1,536 confirmed cases.

Cheshire East,
2,351 confirmed cases.

Cheshire West and Chester,
2,116 confirmed cases.

7,960 confirmed cases.

4,054 confirmed cases.

2,770 confirmed cases.

1,384 confirmed cases.

2,160 confirmed cases.

1,726 confirmed cases.

1,955 confirmed cases.

1,855 confirmed cases.

1,609 confirmed cases.

1,398 confirmed cases

2,289 confirmed cases


Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.

Areas within England which are currently in Lockdown or have Enhanced Restrictions imposed on them:-

West Yorkshire...




Greater Manchester...

City of Manchester

Targeted action to control Covid19 cases through further intervention in:-

Parts of Pendle


Daily and cumulative numbers of COVID-19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID-19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.

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