Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-09-26

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Liverpool City Region COVID19 Updates
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This page last updated on 26 September 2020

Advice on Merseyside COVID restrictions from Margaret Jones, Sefton Council's Director of Public Health

WITH the new restrictions being introduced for Merseyside, and across the country, we caught up with Sefton’s Director of Public Health Margaret Jones and asked her a range of questions including:-

"What are the new restrictions and how do they affect people in Sefton?"

"How will they affect people’s childcare arrangements?"

"What should I do if my child get sent home from School?"

"Is testing still important and when should I get 1?"

"Should I download the Test and Trace app?"

You can see Margaret’s answers along with advice on meeting up with friends and socialising in the YouTube video below:-

₤10,000 fine issued and music event closed down in Anfield

MERSEYSIDE Police issued a ₤10,000 fine and closed down an organised music event in Anfield, on Friday, 25 September 2020. At around 8.40pm, a report was received of a gathering of around 250 people at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Stanley Park. Officers attended and closed the event before issuing a ₤10,000 fine to the event organisers. The crowd was dispersed and our enquiries continue through licensing. If you have information on criminality, anti social behaviour or events and gatherings planned illegally, you can contact Merseyside Police on:- 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.

Superintendent Chris Gibson said:- "The vast majority of people who live and work in Merseyside will absolutely despair that such an event could be contemplated in our current circumstances. There were people in close proximity, and lays bare the organisers' blatant disregard for the serious health implications that this may now have for the most vulnerable people in our communities. We will continue to take swift and positive action this weekend and beyond, should any other similar events be reported to us. We have additional policing resources across Merseyside and, as they have been since the start of the pandemic, our Officers will be out engaging with the public, encouraging people to adhere to the new restrictions, explaining why it is so important and where necessary we will take enforcement action. If you do not follow the instructions of Officers, individuals risk being given a ₤100 fine, doubling up to a maximum of ₤3,200 if it is not paid. It's vital we take this action to deter the spread and reduce our increasing rate of infections. The sacrifices that the vast majority of our communities continue to make are our only path out of this serious situation, and we don't underestimate how difficult it is to keep going. But the people of Merseyside will have to come together, follow the new rules and act responsibly. It is simply the only way we can hope to return to some form of normality. We all have an increased responsibility to keep doing what we can to protect our loved ones and ourselves. If we don’t, we risk more people in Merseyside catching this virus and the stark reality is we will see more deaths. We also risk the potential for more severe restrictions in future, which nobody wants to see. But by listening and following the rules, you are reducing the strain on the NHS and other emergency services, keeping yourself and others safe and healthy and protecting the ones you love."

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:- 6,042 cases and the total number now stand at:- 429,277, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in 4 National totals.   Due to a power outage at National Records of Scotland have now been updated with yesterdays figures for Scotland as well, by Public Health England and NHSX.

The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:-
34 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:- 41,971. Today's deaths figure include yesterdays figures from Scotland.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
1,727. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 262. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:-266.

In England, there are a total of
368,919 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 77,849 confirmed cases.

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

Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-  
Liverpool, 5,358 confirmed cases.


Halton, 1,290 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 1,836 confirmed cases.


Sefton, 2,572 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 1,982 confirmed cases



Wirral, 3,525 confirmed cases.


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

lackburn with Darwen, 2,583 confirmed cases.

1,326 confirmed cases.

4,502 confirmed cases.

2,459 confirmed cases.

Cheshire East,
2,823 confirmed cases.

Cheshire West and Chester, 2,577 confirmed cases.

11,678 confirmed cases.

6,548 confirmed cases.

Oldham, 4,015 confirmed cases.

2,109 confirmed cases.

3,181 confirmed cases.

2,857 confirmed cases.

2,579 2,538 confirmed cases.

2,855 2,812 confirmed cases.

2,194 2,157 confirmed cases.

2,261 2,188 confirmed cases.

3,217 3,149 confirmed cases.

In Merseyside, the following restrictions were implemented on Tuesday, 22 September:-

Residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens;

Hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only; and

Late night operating hours will be restricted, with leisure and entertainment venues including restaurants, pubs, and cinemas, required to close between 10pm to 5am

These changes apply across:- Liverpool, Wirral, Knowsley, St Helens and Sefton in Merseyside, as well as Halton and Warrington in Cheshire.

These rules are in addition to the following nationwide rules, that where introduced at the same time:- ‘the rule of 6,' 10 pm bar, pub and restaurant closing times, additional face covering requirements and changes to indoor sports and events such as weddings and funeral, which were introduced nationwide.

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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