Emergancy COVID-19 Notices for the Liverpool City Region - 2020-04-25

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This page last updated on 25 April 2020

Do not drop litter, dog mess or your PPE

AS the UK lockdown rumbles on, a small group of lazy people are increasingly putting other peoples health at risk by using inappropriate use of masks and dropping disposable masks in public places. This was just 1 of the many surgical masks we have seen dropped within and around Merseyside this week.  Other items include plastic gloves, wipes, handkerchiefs, dog poop bags and other forms of litter. Please remember to take your litter home.  if we are to end the lockdown any sooner, we must not only follow social distancing, but also respect the areas we are in.  Also, please think hard before using surgical masks, as they are not effective after around 15 minutes and most PPE masks are ineffective if used wrongly. Also, dropping them, like this, puts your community in danger and by default it increases the chance you might catch COVID-19 in the long run or spread other viruses and bacteria.  Not only that, the dropped dog poop bag is not only a health hazard, it also stinks as well! 

Dettol issues warning about COVID-19 idea

UK made Dettol products have demonstrated effectiveness against Coronavirus strains from the same family as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) but as it is a new strain of Coronavirus, it is not yet available for commercial testing, so it is unclear if it is effective or not. But in 3rd party laboratory testing, when other Coronavirus strains (SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, Human Coronavirus) have been tested with Dettol, in accordance with the directions for use, the following have demonstrated effectiveness:- Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleanser Spray, Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleanser Wipes, Dettol All-In-One Disinfectant Spray, and Dettol Disinfectant Liquid. But the manufacturer this weekend has had to warned people not to inject, ingest or inhale the disinfectant, which is toxic, hours after the US President, Donald Trump, floated the notion that it might kill the novel Coronavirus in this way.

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc. (the makers of Lysol and Dettol) who are based in Berkshire, England said:- "Due to recent speculation and social media activity, we have been asked whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route). As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information. We have a responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up to date information as advised by leading public health experts. For this and other myth busting facts, please visit:- Covid-19Facts.Com. For more information on our response to COVID-19, visit Reckitt Benckiser Coronavirus information page."

Mourners asked to abide by social distancing rules

MOURNERS are being asked to follow social distancing guidelines when attending funerals at cemeteries and crematoria in Liverpool. The Council is following national guidelines which mean that only 10 people can attend each service, and that they must sit or stand two metres apart. The Council has waived the cost of streaming funerals, so that family and friends can watch services on their own PC or tablet at home. People are also being asked not to congregate for long periods at the side of graves after burials, in order that staff can complete their work. Burials are taking place from Monday to Friday, with cremations at Springwood and Anfield also happening on Saturdays and Sunday mornings. The grounds of Springwood and Anfield crematoria are only open to those attending funerals. Although cemeteries are open as usual from dawn until dusk, people are being urged to visit only if it is essential, in line with UK Government guidance on making journeys.  Cabinet member for Cemeteries and Crematoria, Councillor Sharon Connor, said:- "The death of a family member or friend is always really traumatic, but more so at this time when there are limits on how people can interact with each other. We absolutely understand and appreciate that people want to pay their respects, and our staff are working hard to make each funeral as dignified as usual, despite the current restrictions. We would just ask people to remember that social distancing rules are there for a very good reason, to protect us all from the spread of Coronavirus. This includes when people are at the graveside, so we would ask them not to linger for long periods after the burial service is complete, to enable our graves staff to complete their work. We would also ask that people only visit cemeteries if it is an essential journey, in line with the Government guidelines. The co-operation and understanding from families in these unprecedented times is very much appreciated by our staff."

Current opening hours:-

►  Springwood Crematoria opening hours are:- Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm, Saturday, from 9am to 4pm and Sunday, from 9am to 11:15am.

►  Anfield Crematoria's hours are:- Monday to Friday, from 8:40am to 4pm, Saturday from 9:20am to 4pm and Sunday, from 9:20am to 11:20am.

►  Burial Operational Hours are:- Monday to Friday, from 9am to 3pm.

LGA responds to Communities Secretary's praise for Councils

RESPONDING to praise for Councils for ensuring the vast majority of parks are open for their communities from Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said:- "Councils know that visiting a park can have a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing during this difficult time. They have worked hard to try and keep services running during this crisis, including keeping access to green spaces and cemeteries open for their residents. Councils need residents to work with them when using parks and cemeteries. It is important that the public continue to abide by the Government's social distancing rules to ensure people are not put at risk unnecessarily."

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

THE UK's Hospital fatality numbers have seen 813 deaths linked to COVID-19 bringing the total number of laboratory recorded deaths in UK Hospitals to 20,319. The number of COVID-19 infections has also risen by 4,913 to 148,377. In England, the Department of Health said that there are a total of 108,051 laboratory confirmed cases now recorded. A total of 16,709 confirmed cases have been found within the North West of England. The current confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and around the Liverpool City Region now stands at the follows:-

► Liverpool, 1,278 confirmed cases.

► Sefton, 739 confirmed cases.

► Wirral, 901 confirmed cases.

► St. Helens, 576 confirmed cases.

► Halton, 299 confirmed cases.

► Lancashire, 2,461 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire West and Chester, 681 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire East, 734 confirmed cases.

► Manchester, 976 confirmed cases.

► Stockport, 729 confirmed cases.

► Trafford, 534 confirmed cases.

► Wigan, 549 confirmed cases.

► Bolton, 659 confirmed cases.

► Rochdale, 589 confirmed cases.

► Bury, 396 confirmed cases.

► Tameside, 417 confirmed cases.

► Oldham, 549 confirmed cases.

► Blackburn with Darwen, 271 confirmed cases.

These stats are according to Public Health England as of 25/04/2020. Last updated 4:07 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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