Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-07-18

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This page last updated on 18 July 2020


Lockdown survey reveals people in North West are rethinking where they live

A new survey has revealed that the Coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdown has forced Brits to reconsider where they live. 1 in 4 people in the North West are rethinking where they live, mostly due to desire to live closer to family members and the new working from home arrangements meaning less need for people to live near busy Cities. The survey of over 2,000 UK adults conducted by Censuswide and commissioned by estate agency Yopa asked people about their relationships with their homes, families and communities, generating some interesting responses. 1 in 5 people in the North West said their employer had suggested working from home would become the norm in the future and 25% said that, if this were to be the case, they would reconsider where they live. The pandemic has put people off living near Cities, with 1 in 5 Scousers considering moving further outside the City Centre. Those in the North in general seem to be more family oriented than the rest of the country, with 35% of people in the North West living within 5 miles of their parents or other close family members. The national average is 28%. And those who don't currently are certainly thinking about it after lockdown, 1 in 6 now want to be nearer to family members. That's not to say there haven't been tough times, 1 in 3 parents in the North West now say they have been put off home schooling as a long term option! And 35% of people in and around Liverpool and Manchester said they would prefer to travel by foot, bicycle or car over public transport in the future due to virus fears. Yopa’s Regional Director for the North West Chris Smith says:- "It's not surprising that Brits' attitudes towards their properties have evolved over the lockdown period. For many of us it's been the most time we’ve ever spent in our homes. For a lot of people, it was a time to take stock of their lives and consider whether they were truly happy with where they live. The lockdown had many dreaming of more space, with 1 in 4 people in the North West stating that they now feel more inclined to move to a bigger property. This is in line with buyer trends we are spotting at Yopa, with demand for larger family properties at an all time high, especially considering the stamp duty holiday that has just been announced."


LGA responds to RAC report on pothole damage

RESPONDING to a report by the RAC about the damage caused to vehicles due to potholes between April and June, Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s transport spokesman, said:- "Fixing our roads is a top priority for Councils. Despite the pandemic, councils have been working hard to fix potholes and repair road surfaces as well as supporting the increase in cycling infrastructure through temporary road measures. Extra Government funding has helped but our local roads are deteriorating at a faster rate than can be repaired by Councils. It would cost more than ₤11 billion to clear our current roads repair backlog. With devolved infrastructure and transport budgets and long term funding, Councils can improve our roads and deliver the infrastructure improvements that allow people to move around in less carbon intensive and more sustainable ways."


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

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 687 cases and the total number now stand at 292,552, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be 114 according to the Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory is 45,233.

In England, there are a total of 293,239 confirmed cases. North West - total of 43,907 confirmed cases. The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

► Liverpool, 2,478 confirmed cases.

► Sefton, 1,534 confirmed cases.

► Wirral, 2,039 confirmed cases.

► St. Helens, 1,198 confirmed cases

► Halton, 692 confirmed cases.

► Blackpool, 1,031 confirmed cases.

► Blackburn with Darwen, 1,137 confirmed cases.

► Bolton, 1,885 confirmed cases.

► Bury, 1,294 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire West and Chester, 1,996 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire East, 2,213 confirmed cases.

► Lancashire, 6,810 confirmed cases.

► Manchester, 3,004 confirmed cases.

► Oldham, 1,897 confirmed cases.

► Rochdale, 1,692 confirmed cases.

► Stockport, 1,646 confirmed cases.

► Tameside, 1,540 confirmed cases.

► Trafford, 1,273 confirmed cases.

► Wigan, 2,143 confirmed cases.


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