Update from the UK Chief
Medical Officers on the UK Alert Level
AN update report
issued from the CMO's for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern
Ireland on the alert level in the UK that has been published on
19 June 2020, by the UK's Department of Health and Social Care.
The joint report says that:- "The Joint Bio Security Centre
has recommended that the COVID-19 alert level should move from
Level 4 (A COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation;
transmission is high or rising exponentially) to Level 3 (A
COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation). The CMO's for
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reviewed the
evidence and agree with this recommendation to move to Level 3
across the UK. There has been a steady decrease in cases we have
seen in all 4 nations, and this continues. It does not mean
that the pandemic is over. The virus is still in general
circulation, and localised outbreaks are likely to occur. We
have made progress against the virus thanks to the efforts of
the public and we need the public to continue to follow the
guidelines carefully to ensure this progress continues."
This statement was signed by 3 Chief Medical Officers and a
Deputy Chief Medical Officer...
Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty.
Officer for Northern Ireland, Dr Michael McBride.
Officer for Scotland, Dr Gregor Smith.
Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Chris Jones.
Please remember that the
virus is still in "general circulation" but transmission
is no longer "high or rising exponentially."
Further easing of lockdown restrictions are now expected.
Laura Ashley re-opens
across Lancashire to commence
'Everything Must Go' closing down sale
THE British retail
heritage brand, Laura Ashley has confirmed that its stores in:-
Birkdale, Preston, and Lancaster will re-open, but to commence
its closing down sale, with dramatic reductions on fashion.
Laura Ashley's extensive closing down sale launches with at
least 50% off fashion in-store and online, plus all furniture
now 30% off. Everything has been reduced and has to go,
including stock being cleared, from the warehouse. Customers are
encouraged to take advantage of these fantastic discounts while
stocks last. The stores are:-
'COVID secure' and adhere to a strict policy of
social distancing with a limited number of shoppers allowed in
store at any time, as well as regular deep cleaning. Card
payments are encouraged. Laura Ashley began in the 1950's,
quickly becoming famous for its unique printed fabrics. Over
time, the brand grew to become the household name of today,
synonymous with quality fashion, interiors and home furnishings.
Despite the store closures that will follow the:-
'Everything Must Go' sale, the Laura Ashley brand will
online and at retailers nationwide. The
Lancashire stores will continue to trade until further notice. A
spokesman for Laura Ashley said:-
"There are some fantastic deals to be found in store, as
everything is now reduced and, with at least 50% off fashion, we
expect clothing ranges to sell out fast. We are extremely
mindful of the current COVID crisis and customers can be assured
that the store will be COVID secure."
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases - update for Liverpool City Region
ON the day that the UK's
COVID-19 Alert Level was lowered from 4 to 3, by the Joint Bio
Security Centre, the total number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19)
infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK,
has risen by 1,346 cases and the total number now stand at
301,815, 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 173 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 42,461.
In England, there are a total of 158,401 confirmed cases. North
West - total of 26,948 confirmed cases. The number of laboratory
confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and
around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 1,672 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 969 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 1,354 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 761 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 413 confirmed cases.
► Blackpool, 677 confirmed cases.
► Blackburn with Darwen, 423 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 1,048 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 809 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 1,225 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 1,329 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 3,815 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 1,703 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 1,143 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 873 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 1,074 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 846 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 872 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 1,231 confirmed cases..
UK Government Coronavirus Press
Conference on 19 June 2020