Emergancy Notices - Liverpool City Region - Merseyside - 22 March 2020

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AS This page is to place quick update important notices that are being sent to us from Government and other organisations over the Coronavirus Emergency affecting our country (UK)...   Please remember that the information changes quickly, so always check to see what time and when the last post was made.  We will update as and when we can....  Users of our Formby Reporter's Free Email Service will get most updates 1st and then they will be added on here as soon as we can...

This page is updated on 22 March 2020

Please take care and follow the simple rules

Please do not go out in mass and keep in your area, unless you are a key worker and your job will require you to travel.  The sooner the area does this, the sooner we start saving lives and the quicker we will get the virus in control. 

21 March 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement on Coronavirus...
(Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered)

"Good afternoon everyone...

Thank you for coming, and thank you to Robert Jenrick, the Communities Secretary, and Dr Jenny Harries, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

I want again to thank everyone in the country today for the huge effort that we are collectively making.

I want to thank the amazing workers in the NHS, everybody working in social care, in every sector, in food distribution, transport, you name it; absolutely everyone who is keeping this country going today.

And I want to thank everyone who is being forced to do something differently today.

Everyone who didn't visit their mum for Mother's Day, but Facetimed them, Skyped them, rang them instead.

Thank you for your restraint and for what you did.

Everyone who was forced to close a pub or a restaurant or a gym or any other business that could have done fantastic businesses on a great day like this.

Thank you for your sacrifice, I know how tough it must be.

And I can tell you again that this Government will be standing behind you; behind British business, behind British workers, employees, self employed, throughout this crisis.

And the reason we are taking these unprecedented steps to prop up businesses, support businesses and support our economy and these preventative measures is because we have to slow the spread of the disease and to save thousands of lives.

Today we have come to the stage of our plan that I advertised at the outset, when we 1st set out the plan of the UK Government.

When we have to take special steps to protect the particularly vulnerable.

I said the moment would come where we needed to shield those with serious conditions. There are probably about 1.5 million in all.

And in a minute Robert Jenrick will set out the plan in detail.

But this shielding will do more than any other single measure that we are setting out to save life. That is what we want to do.

Also to reduce infection and to slow the spread of the disease.

We have to do more to make sure that the existing measures that we are taking are having the effect that we want.

So it is crucial that people understand tomorrow that the Schools are closed.

And tomorrow you should not send your child to School unless you have been identified as a key worker.

And more generally in the view of the way people have responded over the last few days to the measures we have set out I want to say a bit more about how we interact outdoors.

Of course I want people to be able to go to the parks and open spaces and to enjoy themselves; it is crucial for health and mental and physical wellbeing.

But please follow the advice and don't think that fresh air in itself automatically provides some immunity.

You have to stay 2 metres apart; you have to follow the social distancing advice.

And even if you think you are personally invulnerable, there are plenty of people you can infect and whose lives will then be put at risk.

And I say this now, on Sunday evening; take this advice seriously, follow it, because it is absolutely crucial.

And as I have said throughout this process we will keep the implementation of these measures under constant review and, yes of course, we will bring forward further measures if we think that is necessary.

Always remember that in following this advice; and I know how difficult that is; that each and every one of us.

You are doing your bit in following this advice to slow the spread of this disease.

The more we collectively slow the spread, the more time we give the NHS to prepare, the more lives we will save, the faster we will get through this.

And always remember; we will get through this, and we will beat it together."

Regulated media will play a major role in the fight against Covid-19

TODAY the press have officially been told by a number of organisations that:- "our website, social media feeds, podcasts and video will become even more important in ensuring the fight against Covid-19, and miss leading information. Please will all journalists and broadcasters take care, but continue your role in this fight."


The National Trust's latest statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

THE National Trust Formby has asked members of the public to avoid its coastal site that was sadly ignored after they had closed all parks and gardens were closed to the public ahead of Mother's Day. Shockingly we have seen people mixing and also children playing together, despite the warnings. This was also the same in both Southport and on Crosby beach.  Formby site will stay open, but restrictions will be in place soon if people do not start taking personal space seriously.  Today the Trust said:- "From Sunday, 22 March 2020, we've sadly taken the decision to close our parks and gardens, in addition to our houses, shops and cafés, to help restrict the spread of Coronavirus. Many of our car parks for countryside and coastal locations will also have to close due to high demand. We urge people to stay local and observe social distancing. Please do not travel. Information on which National Trust outdoor places are open can be found at:- NationalTrust.Org.UK."

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

THE 18 year old, 'youngest' to die in UK, as fatalities rise by 48 to 281. The number of COVID-19 infections has risen by 635 in just a day, to 5,683, the Department of Health said.  In England, there are a total of 4,792 confirmed cases. North West - total of 390 confirmed cases. Current confirmed cases within the following local authorities are as follows:-

►  Liverpool, 22 confirmed cases.

►  Sefton, 8 confirmed cases.

►  Wirral, 10 confirmed cases.

►  St. Helens, 3 confirmed cases.

►  Halton, 7 confirmed cases.

►  Lancashire, 44 confirmed cases.

►  Cheshire West and Chester, 11 confirmed cases.

►  Cheshire East, 18 confirmed cases.

►  Manchester, 31 confirmed cases.

►  Stockport, confirmed cases.

►  Trafford, 23 confirmed cases.

►  Wigan, 9 confirmed cases.

►  Bolton, 17 confirmed cases.

►  Rochdale, 15 confirmed cases.

►  Bury, confirmed cases.

►  Tameside, 21 confirmed cases.

►  Oldham, 23 confirmed cases.

►  Blackburn with Darwen, 1 confirmed cases.

These stats are according to Public Health England as of  22/03/2020.

See archived update pages from:-

22 March 2020
21 March 2020
20 March 2020
19 March 2020

18 March 2020
17 March 2020

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