Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-07-28

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This page last updated on 28 July 2020


Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme

IF you are a keen cyclist and have an old bike gathering dust at home, you can apply for a ₤50 voucher to get it repaired. The scheme is open to anyone in England who has an unused cycle in need of a repair.

However, as there are a limited number of vouchers available, please consider the needs of others before applying for a voucher and do not delay making planned repairs outside of the scheme should your circumstances allow it.

Vouchers can only be used with bike repairers or mechanics that are registered for the scheme in England, and up to two vouchers can be claimed per household.

The Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme allows members of the public to receive a voucher worth up to ₤50 towards the cost of repairing a bicycle.

Registrations for members of the public who want to apply for a voucher open at 11:45pm on 28 July 2020 on the Energy Saving Trust's scheme's website. A full list of terms and conditions and eligibility criteria is provided when you register.

If you’re a bike repairer and want to take part in the scheme, read the Department for Transport guidance for bike repair businesses on:- FixYourBikeVoucherScheme.Est.Org.UK. The terms and conditions to register as a bike repairer can be read via this link.


LGA responds to cycling and walking measures

THE Local Government Association (LGA) represents more than 330 Councils of all types across England have responded to the measures announced by the Prime Minister to boost cycling and walking. LGA Cllr David Renard, LGA transport spokesman, said:- "IT'S good that the Government is introducing measures to boost cycling and walking, which brings a series of benefits to public health and to the environment, by reducing congestion and air pollution. As we recover from Coronavirus, alternative ways of travel will continue to be hugely important. It is Councils who know their local areas best, so they should be given the freedom to work with their local communities to get on with planning active travel infrastructure such as cycling schemes. It is also right that all Councils will be able to enforce moving traffic offences. This is something that the LGA has long called for as it is already improving road networks in areas where this is in place, so we are pleased this can now be rolled out nationwide."


Are you ready to:- "Eat Out To Help Out?"

THE "Eat Out To Help Out" scheme, that many small businesses within the catering markets are relying on, to help boost sales as lockdown eases across the UK. The new Government initiative aimed at protecting jobs in the Hospitality industry and encouraging people to safely return to dining out is 1 of a few initiatives introduced, that includes the new "Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme."  These sound bite announcements might look good, but will they really help save jobs and stimulate the economy as the UK Government says they will.  We would love to hear from you to discover what you think about this and the other schemes being introduced, so please email us your thoughts on this and others via:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

We have teamed up with EverydayFoodReviews to investigate what offers are around should you want to "Eat Out To Help Out" over August...  If you are a local business in the Liverpool City Region and you would like to be reviewed, please get in contact with us by sending an email to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com wit your full name, business name and full contact information.

You can register for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme if your establishment:-

Sells food that is intended for consumption on the premises when purchased.

Provides its own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat in meals.

Has registered as a food business with the relevant Local Authority on or before 7 July 2020.

Businesses can register to be part of the scheme online.

A searchable restaurant finder tool will be available to the public before the scheme launches on 3 August 2020. The scheme can be used by diners who order food and/or drinks for consumption on the premises. Alcohol is excluded from the offer. Further information for businesses, including how to register and make a claim, is available online.

The discount can be used unlimited times and will be valid Monday to Wednesday on any eat-in meal, including on non-alcoholic drinks, for the entire month of August 2020 across the UK.


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

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 581 cases and the total number now stand at 300,692, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals. Today it was announced that Oldham has implemented new lockdown measures after Coronavirus cases spiked by more than 100 within a week.

Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be 119 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 45,878.

In England, there are a total of 259,022 confirmed cases. North West - total of 45,506 confirmed cases. The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

► Liverpool, 2,520 confirmed cases.

► Sefton, 1,562 confirmed cases.

► Wirral, 2,060 confirmed cases.

► St. Helens, 1,203 confirmed cases

► Halton, 700 confirmed cases.

► Blackpool, 1,042 confirmed cases..

Blackburn with Darwen, 1,340 confirmed cases.
.   Under local lockdown warning
    Numbers up by 26 cases.

► Bolton, 1,956 confirmed cases.

► Bury, 1,329 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire West and Chester, 2,031 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire East, 2,232 confirmed cases.

► Lancashire, 7,040 confirmed cases.

► Manchester, 3,174 confirmed cases.

Oldham, 2,056 confirmed cases.
   
Under new local lockdown measures!

► Rochdale, 1,836 confirmed cases.

► Stockport, 1,711 confirmed cases.

► Tameside, 1,586 confirmed cases.

► Trafford, 1,383 confirmed cases.

► Wigan, 2,172 confirmed cases.

An urgent warning has also been issued to residents in Pendle...


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