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
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
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.
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
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).