Restrictions to continue in parts of North England
Manchester, Oldham and Pendle in Lancashire have seen a rise in
new cases, as have Bradford and Kirklees in Yorkshire. Also high
numbers of cases continue to affect Blackburn with Darwen area.
As a result, despite a further relaxing of restrictions in other
parts of the UK, the extended restrictions on social gatherings
and businesses will remain in place within the affected areas.
Ministers have said that the UK Government will continue to
address the rising numbers of cases. Nationally the number has
been creeping up. Nationally the number has been creeping
up. But many are now questioning the idea that people coming in
from many areas of Europe, must quarantine for 14 days, not meet
anyone nor go out, even for shopping, yet those within the areas
in the UK on extended restrictions appear to be able to travel
without any problems. This has caused to many fear that this
movement of people will lead to more infections, within other
areas of the UK, that are currently reported as being stable or
Covid-19 free. Please email us to:-
with your views on this.
Students worried as exams
appeal guidance withdrawn
STUDENTS are up
in arms as, on Saturday, 15 August 2020, Ofqual set out what
constituted a "valid" mock exam for those
appealing against the downgrading of A-Level results, but then
suspended it just hours after its release. This mess will also
affect those who are about to get GCSE results as well. Are you
affected by this? Please let us know your thoughts and views on
what some are describing as a total shambles. Email us to:-
Public Health England is to
THE Government in
England has announced that it will be scrapping Public Health
England and replacing it with a new agency. The Government been
reported to have said that the decision has been made by
Ministers after they were reported to have said they are unhappy
with the way the current body has responded to the Coronavirus.
The new agency will be modelled on the Robert Koch Institute in
calls for children's vaccinations following Covid-19
and guardians are being urged to contact their local GP, School
or Health Centre to make sure their children’s vaccinations are
up to date, Councils announce on Saturday, 15 August 2020. The
Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in
England and Wales, said that as we come to understand the true
scale of the impact that Coronavirus has had on the nation and
local services, failure to vaccinate children today could lead
to avoidable consequences in the long term. It said that many
children and young people will have missed out on routine HPV,
meningitis, and MMR vaccinations as they were unable to attend
Schools and health clinics during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Research by Public Health England and the London School of
Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shows that immunisations fell by
20% in the 1st 3 weeks of lockdown.
The LGA is calling for the Government to set out its plan to
ensure that children receive routine vaccinations without
overwhelming GPs, clinics and Schools, and to provide the
necessary funding to allow Local Authority workforces to cope
with the demand. It said that Schools have remained open
throughout the pandemic and have demonstrated that they have the
control measures in place to safely provide immunisation
programmes on site. A national effort to vaccinate children and
young people will relieve the long term pressures on our health
services by avoiding preventable diseases.
Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People
Board, said:- “Vaccines are an absolutely essential part
of our children’s health and wellbeing, so if you or any member
of your household are not displaying symptoms of Coronavirus and
are not self isolating, vaccinations should happen as normal.
Local services are working hard to ensure that people
including:- babies, children and pregnant women still receive
their routine vaccinations; they provide essential protection
against potentially life threatening diseases. The national
immunisation programme is highly successful in reducing the
number of serious and life threatening diseases such as whooping
cough, scarlet fever and measles. High vaccine uptake can
prevent a resurgence of these infections, which can cause harm
and put unnecessary added pressure on the NHS. We really do
encourage parents to check if their child needs any vaccinations
to make sure they are properly protected.”
LGA responds to NHS
Confederation's report on Mental Health Services
RESPONDING to an
NHS Confederation report on mental health services facing rising
demand due to Coronavirus, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the
Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:-
“People’s mental wellbeing will play a crucial role in
every aspect of the next phase of the pandemic. This includes:-
Schools reopening, workers returning from furlough, people who
have been shielding, and in dealing with the economic and
housing consequences of Coronavirus, as well as planning for
possible further spikes in infections. We need a new national
focus on helping everyone stay mentally well, including those
affected by COVID-19, backed up by funding for councils to spend
with local partners such as the voluntary and community sector,
on meeting their communities’ mental wellbeing needs. This
should include a shift in focus and funding away from treating
mental ill health and towards a locally led approach to
promoting people’s mental wellbeing throughout their lives, to
help prevent more serious problems from developing, alongside
earlier intervention and targeted support for those who need
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
THE total UK daily
number of lab-confirmed positive test results:-
1,040. The total
overall UK lab-confirmed positive test results:-
number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total,
was sadly reported to be:-
5, with the total number of deaths of
people who have had a positive test result now standing at:-
In England, there are a total of:- 275,200
confirmed cases since the outbreak. North West - total of:-
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK
925. The current number of COVID-19 patients
currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:-
73. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:-
930. Due to new UK Government
system of reporting we are having to sort out a new system to
bring you the local area results, for the Liverpool City Region
and surrounding areas.
The number of laboratory
the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
2,699 confirmed cases.
Halton, 725 confirmed cases.
1,055 confirmed cases.
St. Helens, 1,252
Wirral, 2,102 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory
cases within Local Authorities around
the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
Blackburn with Darwen, 1,681 confirmed cases.
Blackpool, 1,079 confirmed cases.
Bolton, 2,163 confirmed cases.
Bury, 1,467 confirmed cases.
Cheshire East, 2,316 confirmed cases.
Cheshire West and Chester, 2,085 confirmed cases.
Lancashire, 7,709 confirmed cases.
Manchester, 3,788 confirmed cases.
Oldham, 2,596 confirmed cases.
Rochdale, 2,069 confirmed cases.
Salford, 1,645 confirmed cases.
Stockport, 1,910 confirmed cases.
Tameside, 1,783 confirmed cases.
Trafford, 1,561 confirmed cases.
Warrington, 1,391 confirmed
Wigan, 2,245 confirmed cases.
Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK
as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the first
laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.