Police - Please be sensible and respectful when heading to the
MERSEYSIDE Police have
are joining forces with Sefton Council and Merseyside Fire and
Rescue Service to remind people to continue to be sensible and
respectful if they choose to spend time outdoors during the warm
Since restrictions were lifted allowing people to spend more
time outside we have seen a rise in the number of people using
local beaches, parks and beauty spots including:- the Formby
Nature Reserves and Formby Point, Ainsdale, Southport, Crosby
and Hightown beaches.
The advice remains that everyone should maintain social
distancing at all times and that people should only meet up with
the permitted number of people from other households when
Public transport should also be avoided other than for essential
journeys, and people should only make journeys by cycling,
walking or driving in a private vehicle. People also should
check in advance of visiting places like National Parks and
beaches to make sure they are prepared for visitors.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Merseyside Police are
also asking people to remain respectful and protect our public
spaces. In recent days we have received reports of excessive
littering and fires and BBQs being lit as well as people parking
illegally and inconsiderately by blocking driveways and
Sefton Superintendent Graeme Robson said:- "We understand
how frustrated people have been at not being able to leave home
for a number of weeks. However our current advice remains that
people should remain at home wherever possible and if they
choose to leave home they should continue to socially distance
and only meet up with the permitted number of people. We would
also continue to ask people to be respectful if they are
visiting local beauty spots. Please don’t leave your litter
behind or use camp fires or barbecues. And if you must use your
car please have consideration for local residents and other road
A spokesman for Sefton Council said:- "Our beaches are
tempting but they are not able to cope with high level of
visitors at the moment. We understand that some lockdown
measures have been eased nationally but that does not mean that
we are through the worst of this and as ever, the health and
safety of our communities comes 1st. For those few who do visit
our coastline at this dangerous time, they are advised that
stringent parking restrictions are in place, all rubbish must be
taken home and BBQs are strictly prohibited along the entirety
of the Sefton coastline. At this time we need people to think
about their safety and the safety of others, as well as the
wellbeing of our communities and Council staff."
Mersey Fire and Rescue Service station Manager Lauren Woodward
said:- "We understand that people want to enjoy the
current spell of nice weather, but this needs to be done in a
way that doesn't create risks of fire. We have seen a
significant increase in our attendance to grass fires in recent
weeks. Not only do they cause extensive damage to our natural
environment and public amenities, but they also take crews away
from dealing with other potentially life threatening incidents.
We would urge the public to be especially careful in the hot
weather and make sure they dispose of their rubbish, cigarettes
and barbecues safe. People should not be lighting fires or
barbecues in woodland, on our beaches or in open countryside and
they definitely should not be leaving these fires unattended. We
would also like to remind people, particularly parents, that
deliberately setting a fire is arson. Deliberate fires and
investigated. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service’s Arson Team
will be working with Merseyside Police, Local Authorities and
other partner agencies to identify offenders. Please speak to
your children about the very real consequences of arson for them
Total UK cases
COVID-19 cases - update for Liverpool City Region and
THE total number of Coronavirus
(COVID-19) that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK,
has risen by
and the total number now stand at
272,826, that includes tests
carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the
4 National totals. The total number of deaths of people who have had a
positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS
38,376. Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK
fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be
according to the Department of Health. In England, there are a
34,193 confirmed cases. North West - total of
confirmed cases. The number of laboratory
confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and
around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 1,623 confirmed
► Sefton, 929 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 1,283 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 751 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 400 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 3,609 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 1,130 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 1,225 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 1,570 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 1,049 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 817 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 1,205 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 1,016 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 786 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 753 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 725 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 1,072 confirmed cases.
► Blackburn with Darwen, 410 confirmed cases.
These stats are according to Public Health England as of
Saturday, 30 May 2020, at 4:21pm 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)..
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
UK Government Coronavirus Press
Conference on 30 May 2020 Video