Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England

Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing from today, 9 April, the Government has announced. In a significant step forward, which paves the way for businesses and society reopening, anyone will be able to access free, rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) for themselves and their families to use twice a week, in line with clinical guidance. Rapid testing has … Continue reading Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England

Polling station staff required for 2021 Sefton elections

Do you know of somebody who would like to work at a Sefton Polling Station? Sefton has 132 polling stations in operation on polling day.  Polling station staff work inside the station and are responsible for the conduct of the ballot and making sure that procedure for voting are followed. The elections team are looking to appoint staff to work in Sefton Polling Stations for … Continue reading Polling station staff required for 2021 Sefton elections

Sefton’s Aintree Racecourse SMART COVID-19 test centre closed until Sunday

Sefton Council’s SMART coronavirus testing centre at Aintree Racecourse will be closed until Sunday 11th April. This is while the course’s Grand National meeting takes place. The borough’s two other SMART testing centres, at Bootle Leisure Centre and Splash World in Southport, will be open as normal from 8am to 8pm every day. SMART tests are for key workers and those with caring commitments during the … Continue reading Sefton’s Aintree Racecourse SMART COVID-19 test centre closed until Sunday

Call for carers to book COVID-19 jab

As the COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to make good progress, GPs in Sefton are reminding unpaid carers to get registered and come forward for their vaccine.  Some unpaid carers may not receive an invitation for their vaccination if their carer status is not known to the NHS so it’s important to ensure they are registered with Sefton Carers Centre who can help with this. Sefton … Continue reading Call for carers to book COVID-19 jab

Tell Healthwatch your care home story

Healthwatch Sefton, the local independent champion for health and care, wants to hear people’s experience of what it’s been like being in a care home during the past 12 months. Diane Blair, Manager of Healthwatch Sefton, explained: “During this pandemic, we have not been able to plan our Enter and View visits into care homes and, as a result, have not been able to talk … Continue reading Tell Healthwatch your care home story