Sefton hosting region’s first walk-through COVID-19 Local Testing Sites

People across Sefton will benefit from the opening of Cheshire and Merseyside’s first dedicated walk-through Covid-19 testing sites in Bootle tomorrow (31 July) and in Southport next week. Walk-through Local Testing Sites (LTS) improve access to COVID-19 tests for the whole community, especially those who do not have access to a car and those people who should not be using public transport because they have … Continue reading Sefton hosting region’s first walk-through COVID-19 Local Testing Sites

Southport and Formby Cancer Information and Support Centre re-opens

Southport and Formby Cancer Information and Support Centre on Stanley Street, Southport are re-opening its doors to provide residents affected by cancer with face-to-face, COVID safe support following the recent easing of lockdown restrictions. The team at the centre – a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – has put measures in place so that it can … Continue reading Southport and Formby Cancer Information and Support Centre re-opens

New obesity strategy unveiled

A raft of measures have been revealed as part of the government’s new obesity strategy to get the nation fit and healthy, protect themselves against COVID-19 and protect the NHS. Obesity is one of the biggest health crises the country faces. Almost two-thirds (63%) of adults in England are overweight or living with obesity – and 1 in 3 children leave primary school overweight or … Continue reading New obesity strategy unveiled

Comprehensive UK flu programme to be rolled out this winter

The most comprehensive flu vaccination programme in the UK’s history has been announced by the government. A significant new group will be eligible for the free flu vaccine as people aged 50 to 64 will be invited later in the season for a vaccination. As part of the programme, a free flu vaccine will also be available to: people who are on the shielded patient … Continue reading Comprehensive UK flu programme to be rolled out this winter

Wearing a face covering in Sefton shops

Face coverings will become mandatory in shops from Friday 24th July and Sefton Council is urging people to fully comply with the rules and keep each other as safe as possible on our high streets. With shops now open and people encouraged to get back out onto the high streets, people are being urged to do everything they can to protect their community and continue to … Continue reading Wearing a face covering in Sefton shops