No Covid symptoms? No problem, you can still get a test

Sefton residents can now get a coronavirus test even if they don’t have COVID-19 symptoms at Aintree Racecourse. You don’t need an appointment. Just go to the walk-through ‘Asymptomatic’ testing facility at Aintree Racecourse during the opening hours of 7am to 7pm to get your test. People who have the ‘lateral flow’ tests can expect to get their results from about 30 minutes to two … Continue reading No Covid symptoms? No problem, you can still get a test

Supporting the most vulnerable to stay home and stay safe

As the national Government restrictions continue to be in place until 2 December to tackle the rising coronavirus cases and hospital admissions, everyone should stay home as much as possible, whilst non-essential businesses close. Health organisations in Sefton are reminding residents that support is available to help the most vulnerable in our community and the NHS is still here for you should you need it. … Continue reading Supporting the most vulnerable to stay home and stay safe

Carers Rights Day 2020

Most of us will provide unpaid care for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill at some point in our lives. Taking place on Thursday 26 November, Carers Rights Day brings together organisations from across the UK to reach out to carers with information, advice and support.  This year’s theme is Know Your Rights. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of caring, affecting … Continue reading Carers Rights Day 2020

New charity to fight mental health impact of Covid-19

A new suicide awareness charity has been launched as part of the national response to the ‘unprecedented demand on mental health services’ that is expected to follow the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly launched ZSA Foundation will build upon the work of the Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) with the aim of increasing resilience as the country continues to battle the detrimental impact that the pandemic may bring to … Continue reading New charity to fight mental health impact of Covid-19

Sefton residents urged to ‘live self care for life’

Health and care professionals across Sefton have joined together to encourage residents to ‘live self care for life’ as part of Self Care Week 2020 which is taking place until 22 November. ‘Live self care for life’ is about making improvements in your life to protect your physical health and mental wellbeing. Short films are being shared giving tips on different aspects of self care from NHS … Continue reading Sefton residents urged to ‘live self care for life’