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Sefton Council will not
hesitate to take action against businesses failling to protect customers and
staff from Covid19
AFTER making several visits and
issuing a warning letter Sefton Council last week issued a Closure Notice to the
owner of Skin Kerr, in Bootle. Visits to the premises by the Council's
Environmental Health team raised concerns that current restrictions and public
health guidance were not being adhered to, meaning customers and staff were
being put at risk from infection by Covid19. Because the adequate controls and
measures required to make the premises Covid Secure were not put in place,
despite being set out in a recent warning letter, the Council has moved to close
the premises temporarily.
Cllr Paulette Lappin Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Regulatory, Compliance
and Corporate Services said:- "It is the responsibility of businesses
across Sefton to ensure they have the required measures in place to protect
their staff and their customers from Covid19 infection and we know that most of
them are doing their utmost to comply. And, the Council is working with closely
with Health and Safety Executive to provide support and advice to our local
businesses. However, when businesses refuse to comply and insist on putting
people at risk from the pandemic, we will not hesitate to take action against
them as we have with Skin Kerr in Bootle."
Further to its work with businesses, begun at the start of the pandemic in
March, Sefton Council has been working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
since mid-September, to help Sefton's businesses make sure they are Covid
secure. Phone calls and follow-up visits are being carried out with businesses
in the hospitality, beauty and hairdressing and the warehousing sectors. During
these checks, businesses are being provided with advice and guidance to manage
risk and protect workers, customers and visitors.
When the joint initiative was launched, Cllr Lappin said:- "Becoming
CovidO Secure is a legal duty and needs to be the priority and we know the vast
majority of our local businesses are trying hard to get this right by putting
the necessary measures in place. We appreciate the efforts business owners and
managers are making and have undertaken this work with the HSE to provide any
further advice and support they may need."
Sefton Council also recently reminded businesses of the need to create a QR code
for their premises which people can use to check in on the national Covid19 app,
Gov.UK and following the instructions.
Businesses required by law to display QR code posters include:- pubs, bars,
restaurants and cafés, hotels, museums, cinemas and amusement arcades and close
contact services such as:- hairdressers, barbershops and tailors. Council
facilities such as:- community centres, libraries and village halls are also
covered as are places of worship, community organisations with a physical
location and events taking place at a specific location.
out bold roadmap beyond Covid19
A bold 'Team Liverpool' roadmap to drive
the City forward beyond the Covid19 pandemic has been launched, on Monday, 5
October 2020. The City Plan is a commitment from key public, private and
voluntary sector partners to tackle inequalities to give everyone a better
quality of life; regardless of background, identity or postcode.
of Liverpool's neighbourhoods are amongst the 10% most deprived in England,
which creates a unique pressure upon, and demand for, local services at a time
when public spending is becoming scarcer.
It aims to give people a voice to shape the way we deliver public services
across communities by focusing on 6 priority areas and using shared resources to
transform the agenda for:- health, education, neighbourhoods, economy, culture
The City is proposing a fundamentally different approach which shifts power to
people and communities, to collaborate rather than compete across organisations
at all levels, and to work more effectively with Central Government and national
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said:- "2020 has delivered the greatest
challenge of our times and Liverpool's response to the Coronavirus pandemic has
again shown the resilience and community spirit which makes this such a great
City. We need to challenge systemic racial and indeed, all aspects of
inequality, we must change and do better. The City Plan will focus upon creating
greater equality and opportunity for everybody in everything from health to
wealth, education and employment. Now more than ever, we need a partnership
between local stakeholders and citizens as we drive our City forward in this new
landscape. It will require radically rethinking the way we deliver public
services. The focus will be on how we work collectively to build upon the
strengths of all our employers, residents and communities. The City Plan will
help unify public services in Liverpool and will focus on the strengths and
needs of individuals and neighbourhoods. Early help and prevention will be
central, and communities will be increasingly empowered to make decisions and
influence things which matter and are of value to them."
The City Plan is focused around 6 themes:-
A healthier, happier, fairer Liverpool for all; working together to tackle
health inequalities and respond to what matters most to people in terms of
improving their health and wellbeing across all stages of life; Starting Well...
Clare White, Chief Executive of Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services, said:-
"There are already fantastic examples across the City of individuals and
local networks coming up with the solutions to the challenges they face;
changing lives and communities for the better. Team Liverpool wants to see this
approach become more common place, a fundamental part of how all local public
services are designed and delivered, with people given much more power,
resources and autonomy. Liverpool's community and voluntary sector will sit at
the heart of our efforts to make this happen."
Living Well and Ageing Well...
People are educated to succeed throughout life; children are ready for school
and everyone has access to an inclusive, high quality education that enables
them to live fulfilled, happy and productive lives. Employment prospects improve
through lifelong learning and access to technical and professional skills.
Safe and thriving neighbourhoods; all residents live in safe, inclusive and
welcoming neighbourhoods, where people choose and aspire to live, raise their
families and grow old. Public services are aligned with local need to reduce
inequalities within the City.
Andy Cooke, Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, said:- "The real
strength is in the people working together with the authorities to make a
difference, because if you live there it means more to you. The best policing
plan is reducing poverty and improving opportunity. We're not just going to put
our money into this, we're going to put our heart and souls into making
A strong and inclusive economy; A productive, innovative, sustainable and fair
economy, where businesses thrive through nurturing talent from all communities
and provide good jobs with fair pay, conditions and progression.
A low carbon, connected and accessible City; A City with smart, clean,
accessible and integrated infrastructure, where organisations, businesses and
residents are all playing their part in responding to the climate emergency and
speeding the City's transition to zero carbon.
The most exciting City in the UK; culture, sport and creativity is Liverpool's
USP and makes the City attractive for residents, workers, visitors and
Key ambitions include: -
Halving the projected life
expectancy gap with the England average from 2.8 to 1.4 years.
Reducing infant deaths by a
Increasing school attendance and
Improving the quality and choice
Increasing the employment rate
and reducing the wage gap.
Accelerating the move to become a
zero net carbon City.
Rebooting the visitor economy.
The virtual launch event, was
broadcast online, on Monday, 5 October 2020, with
contributions from all walks of life and from all corners of the City; ranging
from the Mayor and Chief Executive through to an apprentice, a GP, business
leaders, educators, the Chief Constable and many more. Steve Coffey, Chief Executive of Torus
Housing Group, said:- "We'll challenge all of our own organisations and
consider how our combined effort, working with partners across the City, can
deliver our shared outcomes and shared aspirations."
hunt JETS off
HUNDREDS of thousands of jobseekers are set to benefit
from a new employment programme launched on 5 October 2020. 'JETS - Job
Entry Targeted Support' is backed by a ₤238 million investment
and dedicated to supporting those left jobless due to Covid19. Targeting those
out of work for three months, JETS will see the Department for Work and Pensions
ramp up support for claimants to ensure those put forward for the scheme have
access to tailored, flexible support to quickly get back into employment. The
new programme will see a number of providers offer a range of help, including
specialist advice on how people can move into growing sectors, as well as CV and
interview coaching. The programme will also give job hunters the boost they need
to return to employment through an action plan agreed with their personal Work
Coach, peer support and opportunities to build their skills.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Therese Coffey said:- "JETS will
give recently unemployed people the helping hand they need to get back into
work, boosting the prospects of more than a quarter of a million people across
Britain. We have provided unprecedented support for jobs during the pandemic
including through furlough and subsidising the incomes of the self-employed,
doing all we can to protect peoples' livelihoods; but sadly not every job can be
saved. This scheme will help those left out of work as a result of Covid19, and
is one strand of our wider Plan for Jobs which will also support young people
onto the jobs ladder through Kickstart, offer the training needed to pivot into
new roles through our Sector Based Work Academy Programme and prepare people for
getting back into work."
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, said:- "Our unprecedented
support has protected millions of livelihoods and businesses since the start of
the pandemic, but I've always been clear that we can't save every job. I've
spoken about the damaging effects of being out of work, but through JETS we will
provide fresh opportunities to those that have sadly lost their jobs, to ensure
that nobody is left without hope."
Shaw Trust's CEO, Chris Luck, said:- "Shaw Trust is pleased to build on
its partnership with DWP in the new Job Entry Targeted Support programme. Shaw
Trust has the skill, experience and capacity to help the thousands of people who
have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. We aim to help participants return to
work as swiftly as possible, as the 1st few months are critical in preventing
long term unemployment. As a social enterprise we are committed to maximising
social value for those we support in our programmes, our commissioners and
ultimately the tax payer."
JETS takes off in a number of counties today, with more areas following later
this month and Scotland early 2021.
The new multi million pound programme is part of the Government's Plan for Jobs,
and follows the launch of the ₤2billion Kickstart scheme which will create
thousands of new high quality jobs for young people.
To deliver the Plan, DWP is recruiting an additional 13,500 Work Coaches,
doubling the total number to 27,000 this financial year.
At their fingertips will be a range of opportunities that will help jobseekers
improve their chances at securing their next job. Sector based work programmes;
or SWAPs; will be particularly relevant at supporting people to move between
industries, allowing them to find work in sectors that are growing and hiring.
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 12,594 cases and the
total number now stand at 515,571, 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 19 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 42,369.
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
2,428. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 368. Daily
number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 422.
In England, there are a total of 441,528 confirmed cases.
North West - total of 101,731 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
Area and number of confirmed cases:-
ARE NOW IN EFFECT FOR LIVERPOOL CITY REGION
1 to 10
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
41 to 50
number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
with Darwen, 2,989 confirmed cases.
1,592 confirmed cases.
5,436 confirmed cases.
3,110 confirmed cases.
East, 3,352 confirmed cases.
West and Chester, 3,083 confirmed cases.
14,878 confirmed cases.
10,237 confirmed cases.
4,773 confirmed cases.
2,648 confirmed cases.
3,995 confirmed cases.
3,784 confirmed cases.
3,252 confirmed cases.
3,494 confirmed cases.
2,866 confirmed cases.
2,842 confirmed cases.
4,190 confirmed cases.
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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