Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-08-28

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This page last updated on 28 August 2020

Restrictions to be eased in some parts of Northern England

ENHANCED restrictions that had been put in place within parts of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire are to be lifted, from 2 September 2020, thanks to what the Government described as:- "positive progress." Restrictions on 2 households mixing, which was introduced in July, within parts of West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester, along with other ports of the UK. Some of the areas affected will now see a slight easing of the restrictions, within:- Bolton, Stockport, Trafford, Burnley, and Hyndburn, as well as parts of Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees. Also in other parts of England, Leicester's restrictions will remain in place for now. But restrictions will continue in the following areas:-:-

Northwest England...

A ban on 2 households mixing indoors will continue in Preston, within the city of Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Rochdale, Bury, and Tameside .

In Oldham, Pendle and Blackburn, residents are also advised to avoid mixing with anyone from another household inside or outside.

Some businesses and organisations will remain shut in Blackburn and Darwen.


On top of the indoor gatherings restrictions, some leisure businesses will remain shut.

The next review of these measures will take place by 11 September 2020

West Yorkshire...

The ban on indoor household gatherings remains in urban areas of Bradford, Dewsbury, Batley and parts of Calderdale.

Some businesses and organisations remain shut in urban areas of Bradford.

With regards shielding in some areas of England, the advice for clinically vulnerable and other extremely vulnerable individuals remains as enhanced across all of Blackburn with Darwen, and Leicester.

School return warning for families that have been abroad

FAMILIES returning from abroad are being reminded they cannot send their children back to school straight away if they have been to a country that is not on the Government's travel corridor list. People who have returned from countries that are not included have to self isolate, at home for 14 days. Any family that is affected needs to let their school know, but they will not lose their school place and will not be fined for absence. Anyone developing Coronavirus symptoms must get tested by booking a free test on the NHS website  or by calling:- 119. An up to date list of countries affected can be found at:- Gov.UK/Guidance/Travel-Advice-Novel-Coronavirus.

Director of Public Health, Matt Ashton, said:- "The big risk to Schools is infection coming in through the community, for example through people who don't know they are carrying it mixing with staff or pupils outside and it infecting them. Therefore anyone who has returned from a country that is not on the Government's travel corridor list must make sure they anyone they travelled with stay at home for 14 days and get tested if they develop symptoms. Following the guidance will help protect our Schools, children and staff and keep infection rates across the city under control."

Warning - A Doner Kebab shortage is looming!

FOOD takeaway experts are predicting a Kebab shortage this Bank Holiday, as Doner mad Brits, flock to get their favourite takeaway meals. As the UK prepares to enjoy the last Bank Holiday of the 2020 summer, the iconic takeout Kebab is at the forefront of people's minds, and Bank Holiday Monday is set to become Kebab Holiday Monday, with a huge upsurge in Kebab sales on that day every year.

Doner Kebabs are 1 of the most ordered takeaway foods on Bank Holiday Monday, according to data from food delivery experts Foodhub. The takeaway food app and online takeaway delivery platform is predicting a nationwide shortage of Kebabs as customer's flock to fill their craving with the tasty takeaway treat. In 2019 Kebab sales doubled on Bank Holiday and, if that pattern is also playing out in 2020, with many takeaway restaurants may run out of Doner meat well before the day is over. And Kebabs aren't the only popular takeaway food over the Bank Holiday. While Fish 'n' Chips orders is always a hugely popular option, it seems the traditional British dish has been taken over on Bank Holiday Monday, by the humble curry. Foodhub sales data reveals that alongside Kebabs, Indian takeaways double in demand during Bank Holiday and makes up a staggering 14% of all overall orders placed.

However, it seems customers don't have a sweet tooth when feasting on the national Holiday, as dessert orders see a dip in demand as people favour savoury dishes as their Bank Holiday treat. Pizza has become the nation's favourite food when it isn't a Bank Holiday, taking the top spot alongside fish and chips and fried chicken. Wil Chung, Foodhub spokesperson, said:- "Bank Holiday Monday is always a busy time for the takeaway sector, as people sit back and relax after a busy weekend. It's interesting to see the sales figures and see what dishes our customers turn to on this national day. As summer is drawing to a close and the nights turn darker, it's no surprise that people are choosing to indulge in a Kebab, the original takeaway food."

So what will your Bank Holiday Banquet be?

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 1,276 cases and the total number now stand at 331,644, 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 9 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 41,486.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 754. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 71. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 109.

In England, there are a total of 286,611 confirmed cases. North West - total of 52,483 confirmed cases:-.

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


Liverpool, 2,821 confirmed cases.

Halton, 737 confirmed cases.

Knowsley, 1,079 confirmed cases.

Sefton, 1,676 confirmed cases.

St. Helens, 1,283 confirmed cases

Wirral, 2,173 confirmed cases..

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

Blackburn with Darwen, 1,814 confirmed cases.

Blackpool, 1,099 confirmed cases.

Bolton, 2,273 confirmed cases.

Bury, 1,567 confirmed cases.

Cheshire East, 2,372 confirmed cases.

Cheshire West and Chester, 2,135 confirmed cases.

Lancashire, 8,120 confirmed cases.

Manchester, 4,202 confirmed cases.

Oldham, 2,869 confirmed cases.

Preston, 1,423 confirmed cases.

Rochdale, 2,227 confirmed cases.

Salford, 1,772 confirmed cases.

Stockport, 1,973 confirmed cases.

Tameside, 1,891 confirmed cases.

Trafford, 1,658 confirmed cases.

Warrington, 1,407 confirmed cases

Wigan, 2,305 confirmed cases.

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

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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