Emergancy COVID-19 Notices for the Liverpool City Region - 2020-05-11

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This page last updated on 11 May 2020

Stay Alert... Control the Virus... Save Lives?

THE Crosby Plaza Cinema will again be open, on Wednesday, 11 May 2020, from 10am. They cinema will be holding a number of things for sale which i will list below, all monies help to support the Plaza during this difficult time...

► Plaza Vouchers ₤5 & ₤10.

► EyeCandy Medium Bags ₤5.

► Large Bags were ₤10.50 Now ₤8.

► Greeting Cards ₤1 each.

► Plaza 80th Anniversary A1 Poster ₤5.

► Plaza Posters A3 - ₤10, A4 - ₤5.

► Plaza Lowry Type Print A3 - ₤10, A4 - ₤5.

They will also have a quantity of popcorn to sell, but it will require people to bring a container to fill for a suggested donation, no buckets or bins! Finally they are saying that they will have a number of posters for ₤4 each unless stated:-

► Parasite.

► Call of the Wild.

► Bloodshot.

► Sorry we missed You.

► Onward.

► The Gentleman.

► David Copperfield.

► Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood.

► Underwater.

► Misbehaviour.

► Military Wives.

► Gremlins.

► Richard Jewell.

► Riverdance.

► Midway.

Plus....  Peter Rabbit 2 - ₤7

If you are interested in any of the following please send an email to:- Martin.FOL@PlazaCinema.Org.UK and a time will be allocated to you to collect, usual social distancing and contactless payments.

Still no sign of ₤10,000 cash grants for many serviced office tenants

THE Business Rates loophole which stopped shared office tenants, from claiming a critical ₤10,000 cash grant, from HM Treasury, that had been plugged with a new ₤617m fund last weekend. However now Local Authorities are dragging their heels, and only a few have received the life line cash.

"10 days ago, we were told ₤617m was now available for serviced office tenants. ₤10,000 was going to be paid to those who missed out; but the majority haven't had any positive feedback from their Local Authority saying that they are going to pay out."
reports Jonathan Ratcliffe from Serviced Offices company Offices.co.uk

The petition to the Government asking for help has now reached nearly 25,000 signatures; and support was shown from MPs and business leaders. ₤617m was promised by HM Treasury thanks to the campaigning from thousands of small businesses across the UK desperate for help.

Ratcliffe adds:- "1 of our clients had said after the news... 'We'll be able to sleep again...' this is how seriously these small businesses need this cash grant and for Local Authorities to be dragging their heels is simply not on; we need a process, we need a timescale."

In a communication seen by Ratcliffe, on Monday, 4 May 2020, Manchester City Council had said:- "We are now waiting for our funding allocation and detailed guidance to help us to develop our local scheme. When we receive this we would aim to update our website and issue a further press release within a few days of receiving the detailed guidance. From what we have seen up to now there is additional criteria and information required, including demonstrating the detrimental impact on the business due to COVID19 and evidence that other grants and support has not been received. We therefore need to be absolutely clear on what we need and who is included before we start inviting applications. As soon as we get this information, we will publish something on the website."

Ratcliffe adds:- "Following the news last weekend, everyone was so excited, but now it's fallen flat; we are now months into this crisis and no support is forthcoming from those who missed out"

The news is mixed from across the UK:-

► A Flexible Space operator reported clients, in centres, located within:- Barnsley, Manchester, Stockton, East Riding, Sefton and Burnley have received their cash grants.

► A serviced office provider, within Cirencester, says all their clients who were eligible have now received their grants.

► Cheltenham Council has apparently received ₤1.2m of cash to distribute, enough for just 120 small businesses, but again are awaiting guidance on how this should be distributed.

► Serviced office operators in London say it's a lottery as some Local Authorities simply do not have the capacity to deal with enquiries and can offer no help.

► Manchester City Council is awaiting guidance.

Jonathan Ratcliffe, from Offices.Co.UK's Call to action... "It seems either the Local Authority is being proactive and releasing the cash immediately, or they are waiting for guidance and criteria on which businesses should be given the grant. We need every serviced office tenant who hasn't received their grant to email their MP and local Business Rates department today and ask why!"

LGA responds to ONS figures on Social Care Workers

RESPONDING to latest ONS figures showing Social Care Workers are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than healthcare workers, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "These shocking statistics are another tragic reminder about the essential need for our vital social care workers to be fully protected and equipped to look after themselves, as well as our most elderly and vulnerable. The Government's online PPE ordering system needs to be fully operational as soon as possible, so that councils and care providers can directly request that critical protective equipment gets to the frontline where it is desperately needed."

Is the United Kingdom really United?

THE UK Government is now split with the devolved administrations of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland keeping the:- "stay home" message and England will now be using the slogan:- "Stay alert." Within England, however, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new message has been branded as:- "very confusing and dangerous."

The Government in England will be moving away from the action plan that was published on 3 March 2020, saying that from Wednesday, people will be able to sunbathe in their local parks, exercise as much as they want, including playing sports, but only with members of your own household and the ability drive to other destinations in England only.

They also say that:-

► The advice and slogan within England only will change from:- "Stay at home" to "Stay alert."

► People within England returning to work should avoid public transport where possible.

► A new 5 tier alert system, like one the UK uses for terror threats, will be employed by a biosecurity centre.

► It is hoped that from 1 June 2020, Primary schools could open, but only in a best case scenario.

► Plus, if all goes well, we could also see more shops and the hospitality sector reopen sometime in July, depending on circumstances.

Also the Government is now advising people in England to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces, where social distancing isn't possible. This will not be law and only advised. People are also being asked not to use medical masks, as it could result in shortages for the NHS.

The UK Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy to re-build can be seen by clicking on here..

What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree with Liverpool City Council who are warning we are risking a 2nd wave as we still have very high infection rates in the North West? Do you agree with Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron and Tourism Bosses in Cumbria, who are worried about people overloading the local area and pleading:- "Please don't rush back to the Lakes yet."

Do you agree with Manchester's Night Time Economy czar Sacha Lord, who is saying that business needs more help for longer term plans for support and recovery, before any moves can be made to reopen?

Please email us your thoughts on this to;- News24@SouthportReporter.com, you can also tweet us on Twitter:- @SouthportReport  or message us on our Facebook Page.

Total UK cases COVID-19 cases - update for Liverpool City Region and surroundings

THE latest COVID-19 pandemic fatalities of UK Hospital patients that have died in the UK after testing positive for the virus, on 10 May 2020 has gone up to:- 210, taking to total to:- 32,065. Current the number of Laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections has also risen by 3,877 to 223,060. Within England, Department of Health said that the total of UK  confirmed cases is:- 136,873. North West now has had a total of:- 22,510 confirmed cases, both current and historical. Current Hospital Laboratory confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

► Liverpool, 1,509 confirmed cases.

► Sefton, 860 confirmed cases.

► Wirral, 1,129 confirmed cases.

► St. Helens, 696 confirmed cases.

► Halton, 347 confirmed cases.

► Lancashire, 3,167 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire West and Chester, 927 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire East, 1,031 confirmed cases.

► Manchester, 1,334 confirmed cases.

► Stockport, 963 confirmed cases.

► Trafford, 687 confirmed cases.

► Wigan, 998 confirmed cases.

► Bolton, 903 confirmed cases.

► Rochdale, 666 confirmed cases.

► Bury, 642 confirmed cases.

► Tameside, 549 confirmed cases.

► Oldham, 943 confirmed cases.

► Blackburn with Darwen, 367 confirmed cases.

These stats are according to Public Health England as of 11/05/2020. Last updated 4.04pm GMT. UK total includes cases detected through:- "Pillar 2" testing (tests carried out by commercial partners) and therefore does not equate to the sum of the 4 countries' counts, which only include:- "Pillar 1" (tests carried out by NHS / PHE / Devolved Administration Labs).. UK total includes cases detected through:- "Pillar 2" testing (tests carried out by commercial partners) and therefore does not equate to the sum of the 4 countries' counts, which only include:- "Pillar 1" (tests carried out by NHS / PHE / Devolved Administration Labs).

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