Stay safe as lockdown guidance eases

Sefton health professionals have come together to urge residents to stay safe and continue to play their part in reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This comes ahead of an easing in lockdown guidance as the infection rates of coronavirus continues to fall. From 4 July, the new guidance will allow additional businesses to open, people can meet in groups of up to two households … Continue reading Stay safe as lockdown guidance eases

Take part in a big nationwide ‘thank you’

To mark 72 years since the NHS was formed, health leaders at NHS South Sefton and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are inviting residents to take part in a big ‘thank you’ on 5 July 2020. On Sunday at 5pm, the country will come together (following social distancing guidance) to take part in a nationwide, one-off clap – not just for the … Continue reading Take part in a big nationwide ‘thank you’

Government outlines support for pubs, cafes and restaurants

More pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to serve customers outdoors in plans announced by the government. The government will simplify and reduce the costs of the licensing process for outdoor seating and stalls, making it easier for people to safely drink and dine outside.  Proposed planning freedoms will mean that outdoor markets, pop-up car-boot sales or summer fairs will not need a planning … Continue reading Government outlines support for pubs, cafes and restaurants

Hot weather warning issued to people shielding and more vulnerable groups

Public Health England issues a heat warning encouraging vulnerable people to take care during the exceptionally hot weather forecast this week. People shielding indoors from COVID-19, older people, those with underlying health conditions and very young children are all more vulnerable from the higher temperatures. Emer O’Connell, Consultant in Public Health at Public Health England, said: “Most of us look forward to the warmer weather, … Continue reading Hot weather warning issued to people shielding and more vulnerable groups

New Coastal Visitor Action Plan in place

Green Sefton bosses are pleased with how the first weekend went using its new Coastal Visitor Action Plan. However, Sefton Council is still discouraging people from travelling to its coast and beaches and, with hot weather expected, is echoing the recent message from Liverpool City Region Leaders urging all residents to stay safe and think twice before leaving home. After seeing large numbers of people … Continue reading New Coastal Visitor Action Plan in place