Emergancy COVID-19 Notices for the Liverpool City Region - 2020-04-18

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This page last updated on 18 April 2020 - Easter

North West Ambulance Service announced the death of a paramedic after contracting Covid-19

A statement was issued by the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust's Chief Executive, Daren Mochrie, following the death of a Paramedic. The statement reads:- "It is with great sadness that we share the news that North West Ambulance Service has lost a very dear colleague who contracted COVID-19. The Paramedic, whose family has asked not to be named, sadly passed away on Friday, 17 April 2020, in Hospital. Our colleague was married with children and had worked for the trust for a considerable number of years. On behalf of everyone here at NWAS, including our patients and the communities we serve, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family. We would also like to thank our NHS colleagues for their professionalism and the compassionate care they have shown for our friend. This will deeply affect many people within the trust and we are supporting our staff during this very sad time. We will not be making any further announcements. This statement is the only information that we will be sharing."

Sigala's performance at Aintree Racecourse has been cancelled

UNFORTUNATELY, Sigala's headline show on 15 May 2020, at Aintree Racecourse can no longer be staged due to the ongoing public health situation. For those who have bought tickets, The Jockey Club Live have said:- "We would like to offer you the chance to transfer your booking to an eVoucher to come to another Jockey Club Live event at a later date. The Jockey Club Live will add 20% extra value to the original booking value, plus round it up to the nearest 5 for you to use on any Jockey Club Live event of your choice. If you do not transfer the value and take the extra 20%, we will automatically refund your tickets within 21 days. Thank you for your patience, your support and your love for racing days out. We look forward to seeing you again soon; keep in touch and take care. We are already planning our 2021 season and will be back bigger than ever. With our best wishes: all of the team at The Jockey Club Live. We also would like to stress that should you have already booked hospitality for this event our team will be in touch shortly to explain the options available to you. This option will expire on Tuesday, 21 April 2020, so click quickly if you are keen to join us at a later date." To claim the eVoucher, please use the following link:- TheJockeyClub.Co.UK/Live/Transfer-eVoucher and for more information please visit the Jockey Club Live website.

 Crowdfunder - supporting businesses through the Coronavirus crisis

THE Website Crowdfunder is offering 100% free fundraising for business during the Coronavirus crisis, together with their partners at Enterprise Nation. Enterprise Nation will be providing access to free training and support for business with online sales, marketing and finance. To find out more please visit:- Crowdfunder.Co.UK/Funds/Businesses.

Job Retention Scheme - Launch Day

ON Monday, 20 April 2020, it will be an incredibly important day for all employers who have furloughed their workers. The Job Retention Scheme (JRS) goes live at 8am, with full digital support. The UK's Chancellor announced the JRS on 20 March 2020, in order to enable employees to remain on the payroll through being:- 'furloughed.' Employers simply need to claim the cash grant from HMRC and to support this we've put in place an online application service which can handle up to 450,000 applications an hour. Employers should then receive the money to pay their employees within 6 days, enabling them to meet the April payroll. HMRC emailed 2 million employers on Friday, 17 April 2020, providing a link to a 5 step guide to claiming and advising that they don't need to call us unless they have a problem. This is to keep the phone lines free for those who really need us. We would be very interested in hearing the views from any businesses within the Liverpool City Region, who have used the JRS. If you have, please email us to:- News24@MerseyReporter.Com with your thoughts and views on this scheme.

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

THE UK's COVID-19 fatality rate continues to rise with a reported 888 laboratory confirmed COVID-19 deaths, pushing up the total of Hospital recorded COVID-19 deaths to 15,464.  As of yet the number of care home residents who have died, and non-Hospital deaths, from Coronavirus could be even more.  We have been told that within the care home sector, the fatality rate than 5 times the Government's estimate, according to Care England, Britain's largest representative body for care homes. If this is the case, in the next few days, should the figure be true, we will see the UK's fatality rate numbers rocket skywards! Martin Green, who is the Chief Executive of Care England, told the UK's media that:- "If we look at some of the death rates since 1 April 2020, and then compare them with previous years' rates, we estimate a figure of about 7,500 people may have died as a result of Covid-19 infections. But, without testing, it is very difficult to give an absolute figure and another reason why we must test outside of Hospitals."  The number of  laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections has also been reported to have risen by 5,526 to 114,217, according to the Department of Health. Within England, there are a total of 87,022 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections. North West's COVID-19 infections now stands at 13,237 confirmed cases. These are the current confirmed cases within the following local authorities, in and around the Liverpool City Region:-

► Liverpool, 1,069 confirmed cases.

► Sefton, 600 confirmed cases.

► Wirral, 727 confirmed cases.

► St. Helens, 431 confirmed cases.

► Halton, 235 confirmed cases.

► Lancashire, 1,918 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire West and Chester, 525 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire East, 571 confirmed cases.

► Manchester, 812 confirmed cases.

► Stockport, 596 confirmed cases.

► Trafford, 431 confirmed cases.

► Wigan, 397 confirmed cases.

► Bolton, 512 confirmed cases.

► Rochdale, 310 confirmed cases.

► Bury, 295 confirmed cases.

► Tameside, 349 confirmed cases.

► Oldham, 424 confirmed cases.

► Blackburn with Darwen, 213 confirmed cases.

These stats are according to Public Health England as of 18/04/2020. Last updated 2:57 pm GMT. Last updated 2:44 pm 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).


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