Emergancy Notices - Liverpool City Region - Merseyside - 23 March 2020
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UK is on Lockdown. Prime Minister
Boris Johnson addressed the nation on Coronavirus
The Coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for
decades; and this country is not alone.
All over the world we are seeing the devastating impact of this
And so tonight I want to update you on the latest steps we are
taking to fight the disease and what you can do to help.
And I want to begin by reminding you why the UK has been taking
the approach that we have.
Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus,
there will come a moment when no health service in the world
could possibly cope; because there won't be enough ventilators,
enough intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses.
And as we have seen elsewhere, in other countries that also have
fantastic health care systems, that is the moment of real
To put it simply, if too many people become seriously unwell at
1 time, the NHS will be unable to handle it - meaning more
people are likely to die, not just from Coronavirus, but from
other illnesses as well.
So it's vital to slow the spread of the disease.
Because that is the way we reduce the number of people needing
Hospital treatment at any 1 time, so we can protect the NHS's
ability to cope - and save more lives.
And that's why we have been asking people to stay at home during
And though huge numbers are complying - and I thank you all -
the time has now come for us all to do more.
From this evening I must give the British people a very simple
instruction - you must stay at home.
Because the critical thing we must do is stop the disease
spreading between households.
That is why people will only be allowed to leave their home for
the following very limited purposes:-
► Shopping for basic necessities, as
infrequently as possible.
► 1 form of exercise a day - for
example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your
► Any medical need, to provide care or to help a
vulnerable person; and
► Travelling to and from work, but only where this is
absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.
That's all - these are the only reasons you should leave your
You should not be meeting friends. If your friends ask you to
meet, you should say No.
You should not be meeting family members who do not live in your
You should not be going shopping except for essentials like food
and medicine - and you should do this as little as you can. And
use food delivery services where you can.
If you don't follow the rules the Police will have the powers to
enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
To ensure compliance with the Government's instruction to stay
at home, we will immediately:-
Close all shops selling non-essential goods, including:- clothing
and electronic stores and other premises, including:- libraries,
playgrounds and outdoor gyms, and places of worship; we will
stop all gatherings of more than 2 people in public; excluding
people you live with; and we'll stop all social events,
including:- weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, but excluding
Parks will remain open for exercise, but gatherings will be
No Prime Minister wants to enact measures like this.
I know the damage that this disruption is doing and will do to
people's lives, to their businesses and to their jobs.
And that's why we have produced a huge and unprecedented
programme of support both for workers and for business.
And I can assure you that we will keep these restrictions under
constant review. We will look again in 3 weeks, and relax them
if the evidence shows we are able to.
But at present there are just no easy options. The way ahead is
hard, and it is still true that many lives will sadly be lost.
And yet it is also true that there is a clear way through.
Day by day we are strengthening our amazing NHS with 7500 former
clinicians now coming back to the service.
With the time you buy - by simply staying at home - we are
increasing our stocks of equipment.
We are accelerating our search for treatments.
We are pioneering work on a vaccine.
And we are buying millions of testing kits that will enable us
to turn the tide on this invisible killer.
I want to thank everyone who is working flat out to beat the
Everyone from the supermarket staff to the transport workers to
the carers to the nurses and doctors on the frontline.
But in this fight we can be in no doubt that each and every 1 of
us is directly enlisted.
Each and every 1 of us is now obliged to join together.
To halt the spread of this disease.
To protect our NHS and to save many many thousands of lives.
And I know that as they have in the past so many times.
The people of this country will rise to that challenge.
And we will come through it stronger than ever.
We will beat the Coronavirus and we will beat it together.
And therefore I urge you at this moment of national emergency to
stay at home, protect our NHS and save lives.
23 March 2020 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement on
DOWNLOAD the full UK
Government's Guidance on staying at home and away from others.
Food Festivals Postpone Spring and Summer Events
THE Great British Food Festival have announced the
postponement of all of their events up until August 2020.
The Food and Drink festivals, which are held around the UK at
stately homes and public parks, and attract over 100,000 people
each year, have been moved in the hope they can go ahead later
in the year or re-arranged for summer 2021.
Event Manager, Daniel Maycock said:- "Obviously with the
current recommendations around social distancing the events
couldn't go ahead; We hope to be ready to go later in the year,
in the meantime we are working on a 'Great British Market Place'
platform on our website:-
the idea is that we will have lots of our fantastic, artisan
food and drink producers on there, lots doing delivery. It's
free for food and drink producers to use, so we encourage any to
join up on our website if they want to be included."
He continued:- "Many of our traders are small businesses
and for whom the next few months will be really tough, so if
people can, if would be great for them to click on and buy some
quality, Great British made artisan produce; at the very least
it beats queuing at Tesco. "
The Great British Food Festival are also pointing people to
their social media channels, where they will be replicating some
of the elements from the food festivals, such as a 'Cake
Off' and kids' cookery recipes.
The Great British Food Festival new dates and venues are all
below, Daniel said:- "We look forward to welcoming the
public on the new dates, with everyone going out to enjoy events
again later in the year, in the meantime stay safe everyone."
New 2020 Dates:-
► Knebworth House - Previously 18 July
and 19 July 2020, but has now been moved to 21 August to 23
August (3 days)
► Margam Park - Previously ir was due
to take place on 27 June to 28 June 2020, but has now been moved
to 5 September and 6 September 2020.
► Dalkeith - 12 September and 13
► Hardwick Hall - Previously 8 May to
10 May New dates 18 September to 20 September 2020 (3 days)
► Englefield House - 20 June and 21
June 2020, is now postponed until 2021.
► Lowther Castle - 4 July and 5 July
2020 is now postponed until 2021.
► Sudeley Castle - 19 September and 20
September 2020 has now been postponed until 2021.
This might change if the situation gets worse.
show support for Whitechapel Centre with generous donations
COLLEAGUES at parcel carrier
Yodel's Liverpool head
office have donated ₤1,500 to The Whitechapel Centre to support
people who are homeless living in the area.
The collection was organised by Gemma Downey, Facilities and
Engineering Manager, at Yodel, and the Albert Pavilion
Communications team. The donation included raffle prizes given
by Yodel's suppliers and other local businesses.
The Whitechapel Centre aims to prevent and resolve homelessness,
social exclusion and housing poverty by providing practical,
realistic, tailored support so that each person can find a route
out of homelessness, maintain a home and achieve their
Gemma Downey, Facilities and Engineering Manager at Yodel,
said:- "Gathering all the donations was a team effort,
designed to support those in need in the wider Liverpool
community. It has been rewarding to see all the colleagues
getting involved in our appeal; the response has been amazing.
We hope that our efforts will make a difference to the local
community, and we look forward to working with the charity again
in the future."
Julianna Petkovic, Corporate Fundraiser at The Whitechapel
Centre, said:- "We were so pleased to receive such a
fantastic donation from the Yodel team in Liverpool. The winter
is such a difficult time for our clients and the support from
Yodel will go a long way to improving their situation."
Southport Foodbank makes a fundraising
Foodbank is launching an
emergency fundraising appeal to help deal with the needs arising
out of the Coronavirus crisis and beyond. A generous local
pensioner has kicked off the appeal with a ₤2000 donation and
much more may be needed to cope with the expected influx of
clients as a result of jobs lost and the wait for Universal
Credit and other difficulties.
CEO Richard Owens said:- "This is unprecedented and
extremely worrying for many people. We're doing all we can to
help existing clients and have reworked our distribution times
but we expect there'll be many more people needing Southport
Foodbank in the months ahead. We recognise that with food
shortages in shops people may more readily want to give money in
order to help."
The anonymous donor explained:- "This is not going to work
unless we all pull together. Although people my age are confined
to barracks, we need to help each other if we possibly can. Food
is absolutely basic and we should do all we can to help."
Compassion Acts supports people in need through Southport
Foodbank, debt and welfare advice, Food Pantry and more.
To donate money go to:-
Write a cheque made payable to:- 'Compassion Acts'
and send to:-
Richard Owens CEO
For gift aid options or receipt also contact:-
Blue Cross are running a competition for
WITH children across the UK now at
home because of School lockdowns, leading pet charity Blue Cross
are encouraging children aged 7 to 11 to take part in their fun
and light hearted competition called:- 'Britain's Most
Heroic Tails.' The competition is in recognition of the
charity's iconic Blue Cross Medal award, which honours heroic
and extraordinary pets (from hamsters to horses and everything
To take part, children are being asked to design a movie poster
featuring their pet as a superhero. No pet? No problem! Pupils
who don't own a pet can draw their imaginary 'super pet'
and explain what their powers would be.
Closing date for entries is 3pm on Friday, 15 May 2020. Full
details can be found at:-
about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
a stark warning from the
Prime Minister that the UK was heading towards a lock down, and
after appeals to the public to stay indoors were largely
ignored, we are now in a state of lock down. This virus spreads
through respiratory droplets, a sneeze or cough can send it
flying about a meter before they drop to the ground. Hence why
people are being told to keep clear of each other. Droplets of
saliva remain in the air for only a few seconds before falling
to the ground. If the saliva carrying the virus lands on a wet
part of your face, your eyes, nose or mouth then you could
become infected. But, scientists aren't sure how much virus it
takes for a person to become infected. So keep your distance. It
is now law in the UK to stay at home, unless you are a key
worker. In theory a sneeze or cough from an infected person can
deposit respiratory droplets of infected saliva onto doorknobs,
lift buttons or on mobile phones. Keeping your distance from
people will significantly reduce the risk of infections. Sadly,
this spacing is still not being observed by everyone and the UK
is increasingly as risk of an overloading crises in the NHS. The
lock down is a result of this.
People will only be allowed to leave their home for the
following very limited purposes:-
► Shopping for basic
necessities, as infrequently as possible.
► 1 form of exercise a day - for
example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your
► Any medical need, to provide
care or to help a vulnerable person.
travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely
necessary and cannot be done from home..
► That's all....!
► These are the only reasons you
should leave your home.
► Key workers must also act
responsibly when travelling.
Regulated media, like ourselves, are tasked to keep you posted
as best we can throughout this lock down. Please note that, if
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dangerous in this situation..
Total UK cases
COVID-19 Cases Update for Liverpool City Region and
IN the UK, as
fatalities rise by 54 to 335. 1st Merseyside COVID-19 death
confirmed in Wirral. The number of COVID-19 infections has
risen by 967 in just a day, to 6,650, the Department of
Health said. In England, there are a total of 5,585
confirmed cases. North West - total of 496 confirmed cases.
Current confirmed cases within the following Local
Authorities are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 35 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 10 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 12 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 6 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 7 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 59 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 16 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 18 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 37 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 36 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 28 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 9 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 18 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 19 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 15 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 27 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 28 confirmed cases.
► Blackburn with Darwen, 1 confirmed cases.
These stats are according to Public Health England as of
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