Emergancy COVID-19 Notices for the  Liverpool City Region - 12 April 2020

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This page last updated on 12 April 2020 - Easter

Boris Johnson has left Hospital

THE 55 year old, UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has been discharged from St Thomas' Hospital, London, after spending 3 nights in intensive care and returning to a ward, on Thursday, 9 April 2020. 10 days after testing positive for the virus, Downing Street has told the media that he will not immediately return to work. We are also told that Boris Johnson wants to:- "thank everybody at St Thomas' for the brilliant care he has received." He also added that his thoughts are with all those affected by this illness s he continues his recovery at his country residence, Chequers, Buckinghamshire.

Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram appeals for people to stay home and help beat the Coronavirus this Easter Bank Holiday Monday!


THE Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has appealed to people to stay at home this Easter to help stop the spread of the virus and bring the crisis to a swifter end. Speaking in a video message ahead of what would normally be a key holiday weekend of family gatherings and outdoor leisure activities, Mayor Rotheram has appealed to people to not let:- 'corona complacency,' set in and please stay home and only make absolutely essential journeys.  Steve Rotheram said:- "The Coronavirus poses a challenge unlike anything ever seen in modern Britain. You've heard the message many times to stay home, stay safe, save lives. But it's probably more important than ever; to reinforce that 'life saving' message; as we enjoy the Bank Holiday. It's the only occasion I can remember when everyone's answer to the question, 'where did you go over the Easter break?' should be exactly the same:- 'I stayed home; and saved lives.' I've been really impressed with most people's behaviour so far - in following Public Health England advice. The Weather might be changing, but our discipline has to remain the same. Don't let 'Corona Complacency' set in. This virus doesn't discriminate; the Prime Minister's fight for health proves that. Our NHS and frontline workers are doing their bit; you have to do yours. Stay home, stay safe, save lives."

Safety reminder for those planning to catch up on household projects during Easter Bank Holiday Lockdown


OVER the last few days, letters have been arriving from the Prime Minister in peoples letter boxes thought the UK. The letter also has a booklet that explains what the symptoms of the Coronavirus, how to wash your hands and other information. If you get a letter like this, please do not put it in the bin, as it does have some extremely useful information within it that can help save you and your loved ones, along with our communities. Please stay safe and follow the advice.


Safety reminder for those planning to catch up on household projects during Easter Bank Holiday Lockdown

WITH the COVID-19 Lockdown limiting recreational options for the Easter Holiday period many people may be thinking about getting out the toolbox and catching up on some household projects. This year's Easter Bank Holiday period represents an ideal opportunity to make the most of the Lockdown staycation by carrying out some much needed home improvement or gardening work. However, it's important to stay safe while doing our DIY, so it's good to beware of the sometimes hidden hazards in our homes, including gas pipes. Cadent, Britain's biggest gas distribution network and provider of the gas emergency service, is regularly called out to reports of 3rd party damage to our gas network. Some of these can be the result of DIY jobs gone wrong.

Peter Close, Cadent Director of Safety, said:- "Damaging a live gas service pipe can result in a gas leak, fire or explosion putting not just the person doing the work at risk but also others in the property as well as neighbours and pets. As a rough guide gas service pipes will generally follow the shortest route from the gas meter to the gas main which will usually be located beneath a road or pavement outside the property. However, this may not always be the case and we would advise any members of the public undertaking DIY tasks to exercise caution, eSpecially when drilling or digging. If they do damage 1 of our pipes they should ensure they move to a safe location and report it us on:- 0800 111 999, as soon as possible."

DIY aficionados should also not attempt any work to move, fix or fit gas appliances including:- boilers and cookers. Instead they should arrange for a Gas Safe Registered professional engineer to carry out the work.  Peter explained:- "Rather than saving you a few pounds DIY gas work can cost you your life as well as putting others at risk as unsafe gas work can lead to gas and carbon monoxide leaks, fires and explosions. Our message is clear as tempting as it may be to try and do it yourself, work involving your gas appliances should only be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer."

For more information on how to find a Gas Safe Registered engineer in your area call:- 0800 408 5500 or visit:- GasSafeRegister.Co.UK.

Public safety is the company's top priority and extra precautions are being taken during the Coronavirus pandemic to ensure both customers and employees remain safe. Further information can be found on the company's website.

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

ON the day UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson leaves hospital, the UK's recorded Hospital COVID-19 fatalities rise by 737, taking the UK's COVID-19 death rate to 10,612. The number of COVID-19 infections has risen by 5,288 in just a day, to 84,279, the Department of Health said. In England, there are a total of 66,330 confirmed cases. North West has a total of 9,452 confirmed cases. Current confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities are as follows:-

► Liverpool, 849 confirmed cases.

► Sefton, 453 confirmed cases.

► Wirral, 489 confirmed cases.

► St. Helens, 361 confirmed cases.

► Halton, 183 confirmed cases.

► Lancashire, 1,453 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire West and Chester, 383 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire East, 368 confirmed cases.

► Manchester, 611 confirmed cases.

► Stockport, 429 confirmed cases.

► Trafford, 342 confirmed cases.

► Wigan, 281 confirmed cases.

► Bolton, 321 confirmed cases.

► Rochdale, 251 confirmed cases.

► Bury, 213 confirmed cases.

► Tameside, 263 confirmed cases.

► Oldham, 306 confirmed cases.

► Blackburn with Darwen, 139 confirmed cases.

These stats are according to Public Health England as of 12/04/2020.


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