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This page is updated on 6 April 2020
PM Boris Johnson is in
ON 6 April 2020, the UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson,
55, has been moved to intensive care after his Coronavirus
symptoms worsened, Downing Street has reported. He was
admitted to St Thomas' Hospital in London with "persistent
symptoms" on Sunday, 5 April 2020.
St John Ambulance needs your help continue
to help provide frontline services over the COVID-19
the 5 March 2020, St John
Ambulance has been supporting the NHS, during the outbreak of
Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the UK's official Ambulance
Auxiliary Service, St John Ambulance helps the NHS by responding
to some 999 calls, as well as transporting patients safely.
"We support the public and our nations health service, plus
Local Authorities, during extreme winter weather conditions,
such as flooding or snow, following major accidents, or in
national emergencies, and at times where additional capacity is
required due to surges in demand. So we are again rising to the
call and are continuing to work with NHS England to develop
contingency plans, as part of the UK response to COVID-19 and
other exceptional circumstances. This builds on our day to day
support which includes supporting Ambulance Services with
Ambulance Crews, and specialist vehicles to assist with
predominantly lower acuity patients. To date, any activity
undertaken by St John people has been part of existing
arrangements with individual Ambulance and Hospital Trusts,
rather than a specific spike due to COVID-19. Our plans are
being revised constantly, but the current situation is that St
John people are best placed to continue with the work we do on a
daily basis, freeing up the NHS to care for COVID-19 cases. We
have contingency plans in place for our work with the NHS, as
well as within our own organisation to protect our people.
Public Health England are publishing daily updates to the
current situation, along with guidance documents which are being
reviewed for relevance to St John Ambulance services."
said a spokesperson for St John Ambulance.
St John ambulance is self funded and require your help more than
ever. You can do help St John Ambulance and there efforts
tackling the Coronavirus by boosting the health response within
your communities, across the country, by making a small donation
to them. To do this please visit:-
SJA.Org.UK/Donate/ and help the charity's
volunteers to provide continue their vital services during this
If you or someone you know may be at risk of
Coronavirus, or you need advice on how to stay safe, please use
online NHS 111 Coronavirus
Did you know? St John Ambulance has nearly 10,000 active health
volunteers, who in 2018 treated 104,000 patients.
Coronavirus hits Liverpool's
job market hard, as jobs and applications drop significantly in March
ACCORDING to the latest report from the UK's leading
independent job board, CV-Library, Liverpool's job market has been hit hard by
the Coronavirus outbreak, as job postings and applications dropped by 11.2% and
11.6% respectively in March 2020, when comparing month on month data.
The study, which explores job market data from March 2020 and compares this with
figures from February 2020 and the same period in 2019, also reveals that
vacancies have dropped by 5.7% year on year, while applications have fallen by
18.8%. Interestingly, the amount of people registering their CV's online in
Liverpool jumped up 11.2% year on year and 8.8% month on month.
Lee Biggins, CEO and founder of CV-Library comments:- "It's not surprising
that the outbreak of COVID-19 has prevented businesses in Liverpool from moving
forward with their hiring plans. With global supply chains disrupted and many
organisations forced to close their doors in order to respect social distancing
rules, companies have had to change the way they operate and adapt to this new
normal. Sadly, this has involved placing existing employees on furlough and even
making redundancies and many professionals are feeling the effects. The national
unemployment rate is set to soar in April and there's no doubt that this will be
a really tricky time for job seekers across the City. However, it's important to
use this time to prepare for your job search. Make sure you keep your CV up to
date and keep an eye out for opportunities on a regular basis. This isn't
forever and businesses will regain their confidence eventually."
However, it's not all bad news. While many industries are struggling, the data
shows that job vacancies have increased in key sectors when looking at year on
year figures. This includes roles in the public sector (up 103.7%), agriculture
(up 98.7%), social care (up 17.9%), education (up 2.9%) and distribution (up
Biggins continues:- "The fact that some industries are still seeing job
growth is great news for candidates in Liverpool. That said, many job seekers
may still find it tough to find the right role for them and there may be
increased competition for these jobs. In the current climate, it's vital to
think outside of the box when it comes to looking for a new role. If the
industry you normally work in is struggling, be sure to identify your
transferrable skills and look to find a role in a different sector that is still
performing well. However, in order to be successful, it's vital that you adapt
your CV and cover letter to make sure it's relevant for the industry and role
you're applying for."
Helpline support extended
for advice and emotional support
A helpline offering advice and emotional support has
been extended to be available 24/7 as people across Lancashire and South Cumbria
deal with the implications of the Coronavirus pandemic on their mental health.
The helpline operated by the area's leading mental health provider Lancashire
and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust is available for anyone who is struggling
to cope, feeling isolated or experiencing mental health problems such as stress,
anxiety or depression.
Perri McGovern, Acting Service Manager for the Wellbeing and Mental Health
Helpline explained that it was a really uncertain and worrying time for the
community. She said:- "It can be difficult to manage mental health and
wellbeing when you are not able to do the things that matter most to you like
seeing your family and friends or just simply going out to work. We recognise
this and want to support people whenever they are feeling this way. I am pleased
that we've been able to extend our usual service hours to be available 24/7 at a
time when people really need some extra support. It is important everyone knows
you're not alone and support is much closer than you think. I would urge anyone
who needs support, a conversation or is suffering with a mental health problem
to call or text us for emotional support and a listening ear."
The helpline initially expanded in September last year when it added a text
service for people to make contact without speaking to people. Feedback from
service users since then demonstrates that 100% of people who have used the
service, say they would do so again.
The helpline can be contacted on:- 0800 915 4640 or by texting:- 'hello'
to:- 07862 022846.
Civic buildings to lower
flags to ˝ mast in honour of Liverpool nurse Liz
3 of Liverpool's most prominent buildings will lower
their flags to ˝ mast this afternoon in honour of City
nurse Liz Glanister. Liz, who worked as a nurse at Aintree University Hospital
died on Friday after contracting the Covid-19 virus. Mayor of Liverpool Joe
Anderson has declared that the flags at Liverpool Town Hall, St Georges Hall and
The Cunard Building will be lowered to half mast today, in Lizs honour. As a
further tribute to Liz and other health professionals in the City, all 3 Civic
Buildings will be lit up blue for the foreseeable future. Mayor Anderson
said:- "Words cannot express how much a debt of gratitude this City owes
to Liz Glanister and her colleagues. Liz was a long serving member of hospital
staff who dedicated her life to caring for others and in the true spirt of this
City she gave everything she had to make a difference at such a crucial time.
She was a hero in every sense of the word. Our thoughts remain with Lizs family,
friends and colleagues. The lowering of the flags and the lighting up of the
buildings is the least we can do to honour Lizs memory and pay an ongoing
tribute to all those who continue to do their very best every day to help us all
get through this difficult time."
LGA Responds to Minister
Park Closures Guidance
RESPONDING to the Secretary of State for the Ministry
of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, who has issued new
guidance for Councils not to close parks unless it is impossible to maintain
social distancing in them, Cllr Gerald Vernon Jackson, Chair of the LGAs
Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, said:- "This is a national emergency and
the minority of people who do not adhere to the guidance need to change their
behaviour to keep us all safe. Councils are constantly monitoring the situation
regarding our parks. Councils know that parks are a lifeline for residents
needing to get some exercise or fresh air and are great for physical and mental
wellbeing. This is why Councils want to keep parks open, but people need to
follow the social distancing advice, otherwise Councils will be reluctantly
forced to close them as a last resort to help prevent the Coronavirus
MP backs new Labour leader
to "support and challenge" through virus crisis
SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson says new Labour leader
Keir Starmer is the right person to lead the party and effectively challenge the
Government through the Coronavirus crisis. Mr Esterson had backed the front
runner Starmer, who won the Labour leadership contest with 56.2% of 1st round
votes. Rebecca LongBailey and Lisa Nandy received 27% and 16% of the votes
respectively after running:- "positive campaigns," said the MP.
Mr Esterson said:- "I backed Keir Starmer for leader so was obviously
delighted to see him announced as winner after a long process. It is now time
for the party to come together to provide the opposition this country needs in
this time of great challenge. Keir is the right person at this time to
effectively support; but also challenge where need and the Government as we all
play our part in tackling the current health crisis. Keir's message of unity won
over members up and down the country, we need to ensure that we model that
through the whole of the Labour Party now. It is clear that Labour comes out of
this contest stronger, with Rebecca and Lisa running really positive campaigns.
The election result in December was devastating for Labour and we cannot repeat
it. That's why Keir's campaign was all about focusing the Party on winning
elections. Only then can we change people's lives. We need to restore people's
trust in the Labour Party as a force for good; a crucial part of that is
tackling antisemitism. Nobody could have predicted ending in these
circumstances; and regardless of the result, our thoughts are with all those
affected by Coronavirus, and our brilliant NHS. The Labour Party's number 1
priority right now is working with the Government to help the country get
Following the new leader's appearance on The
Andrew Marr show on Sunday, Mr Esterson tweeted:-
"Fantastic interview by the Leader of @UKLabour @Keir_Starmer on
@AndrewMarr9 A clear plan, calm, reassuring and constructive on
#COVID19 without point scoring. 10 out of 10!"
After reports of the Prime Minister being admitted to Hospital
with Coronavirus on Sunday, and his pregnant partner Carrie
Symonds suffering symptoms, the MP tweeted:-
soon @BorisJohnson and Carrie Symonds. The fact the Prime
Minister and his partner are this ill is a reminder of just how
dangerous this virus is. Please everyone take this seriously."
Total UK cases
COVID-19 Cases Update for Liverpool City Region and
ON 6 April 2020, the number of new
fatalities was 439 making the national total new at:- 5,373.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections has shot up by
3,802 in just a day, to 51,608, according to the Department
of Health. In England, there are a total of 42,990 confirmed
cases. North West - total of 5,549 confirmed cases.
Current confirmed cases within the
following Local Authorities are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 510 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 264 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 220 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 236 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 95 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 838 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 200 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 196 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 323 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 246 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 222 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 185 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 170 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 167 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 138 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 162 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 216 confirmed cases.
► Blackburn with Darwen, 71 confirmed cases.
These stats are according to Public Health England as of
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