Emergancy COVID-19 Notices for the  Liverpool City Region - 14 April 2020

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Liverpool City Council urges businesses to apply for support grants

LIVERPOOL City Council is urging small businesses to apply for a Coronavirus support grant. The Council launched the grant support scheme at the end of March and has now processed almost all the applications it has received, providing ₤36m to businesses. Council finance staff have worked through the Easter bank holiday weekend to ensure hundreds of local companies will get the money they need this week.

Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Gary Millar, said:- "We fully appreciate this is a very difficult time for businesses and we have a dedicated team working as hard as they can, including over the Easter bank holiday weekend, to process applications for grants. Over the last week, we have processed more than 1,700 applications worth around ₤17 million and are now able to deal with at least 400 applications per day. We have also proactively contacted all businesses we have details who are eligible, to let them know. It is really important that businesses check on our website to make sure they are eligible for the grants, and provide all of the information that the Government have asked for, as that will speed up the processing of their application."

The team have been processing an average of 400 applications a day and there is currently no backlog in the process. City businesses which have not yet applied are urged to go to:- Liverpool.Gov.UK to secure the emergency funding. All businesses, from any sector, with a rateable value of ₤15,000 or below are eligible to apply for a ₤10,000 grant. To qualify they must have been receiving Small Business Rates Relief and need to provide a bank statement from the past 3 months. For businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector, with a rateable value between ₤15,000.01 and less than ₤51,000, they may qualify for a ₤25,000 grant. 

Qualifying businesses include:-


►  Cafes, restaurants, takeaways and drinking establishments.

►  Cnemas, music venues and nightclubs.

►  Petrol stations.

►  Gyms, leisure and sports facilities.

►  Estate agents and letting agents.

►  Betting shops and bingo halls.

►  Car showrooms.

►  Hotels and guest houses.

Due to the Easter bank holiday, the funds for the business grants are transmitted on Tuesday, 14 April 2020 and will take up to 3 working days to clear in bank accounts.

'Keeping People Connected'

PEOPLE 1st and Lancashire County Council have introduced a new, over the phone support service:- 'Keeping People Connected,' that aims to support people who have, or may have, learning difficulties and/or autism during the outbreak of Covid-19. The service is built on People 1st's 30 years' of experience working with and supporting vulnerable people, and Lancashire County Council's commitment to supporting Lancashire through the Covid-19 crisis. 'Keeping People Connected' provides an over the phone service that connects those in need of support with an experienced, friendly and specialist professional.

People First CEO, David Blacklock said:- "We know people with learning disabilities and/or autism can be extremely vulnerable, this is of course magnified by the current international Covid-19 crisis. As an organisation dedicated to supporting people, we want to make sure that we are making a proactive difference during these unprecedented times, to the lives of people across Lancashire. Through 'Keeping People Connected' we are able to develop a meaningful connection with those who need our support; we can help to share information, to provide companionship and to be a dependable presence at this most unpredictable time."

The service includes regular and personalised calls. A member of the People First team will be paired with a caller to understand and assess their current situation. The team will be ready to discuss health and wellbeing, food, medication, isolation, support needs, safety and general issues regarding Covid-19, social distancing and shielding. If you, or anyone you know, has learning difficulties and/or autism, needs support, information or just want to talk, get in touch today! Call:- 0300 303 0175, or drop an email to:- KeepConnected@WeArePeopleFirst.Co.UK.

Man charged following incident in Southport

MERSEYSIDE Police has arrested and charged a man with various offences following an incident in Southport, on Friday, 10 April 2020. At around 1.15pm, officers were called to Victory Avenue to reports of an assault inside a property. Following a containment, a man was detained and arrested. Nobody was seriously injured. 29 year old, Adam Cridge, from Southport, was charged with 3 counts of battery; assault of an emergency worker; and affray and has since appeared at Sefton Adult Remand Court, on Monday, 13 April 2020.

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

UK Hospital deaths are rose again by 713 leading to a total number of 11,329 of deaths so far, but that is yet to include those who have died within the care sector, within the UK. The total number of lab confirmed COVID-19 infections has risen by 4,342 in just a day, to 88,621, according to the Department of Health, as it ramps up testing. In England, there are a total of 69,329 confirmed cases. North West now has a total of 10,027 lab confirmed cases. Current confirmed cases within the following local authorities are as follows:-

► Liverpool, 882 confirmed cases.

► Sefton, 469 confirmed cases.

► Wirral, 526 confirmed cases.

► St. Helens, 369 confirmed cases.

► Halton, 194 confirmed cases.

► Lancashire, 1,532 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire West and Chester, 410 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire East, 386 confirmed cases.

► Manchester, 643 confirmed cases.

► Stockport, 464 confirmed cases.

► Trafford, 365 confirmed cases.

► Wigan, 296 confirmed cases.

► Bolton, 364 confirmed cases.

► Rochdale, 267 confirmed cases.

► Bury, 233 confirmed cases.

► Tameside, 276 confirmed cases.

► Oldham, 332 confirmed cases.

► Blackburn with Darwen, 152 confirmed cases.

These stats are according to Public Health England as of 13/04/2020.  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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