Litherland Sports Park latest venue for a Coronavirus Mobile Test Site, from Friday 10 July 

Litherland Sports Park is the latest venue for a Coronavirus Mobile Test Site, from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 July. Mobile Test Sites are supported by Sefton Council, NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS South Sefton CCG,  and provide clinical diagnosis tests to tell people if they currently have the Covid-19 virus. Tests are available for anyone but they need to have made an appointment first at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus  or by calling 119.  Essential workers still need to book through www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers . Key NHS and care workers can now attend regional testing sites, which now include the new site at Liverpool John ...
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Covid-19 antibody tests no proof of long-term immunity to the virus.

With extensive Covid-19 antibody testing now taking place for NHS staff and some patients and Health & Social Care workers across Cheshire and Merseyside, Sefton residents are being reminded there is no evidence that a positive test result provides any proof of long-term immunity to the virus. Antibody testing is being carried out because at this stage, it can improve understanding about the spread of the virus and help scientists learn about how the virus has spread. It is not being used to indicate to those who have had the virus that they will develop long-lasting immunity that would prevent ...
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Sefton says ‘I Do’ to weddings in borough once again

Sefton is once again saying ‘I do!’ to weddings in the borough thanks to the hard work of local authority registrars. While social distancing rules remain in place for everyone’s safety, the council are once more able to offer weddings for those couples who had their ceremony put on hold at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This morning (Monday, July 6) Waterloo Town Hall welcomed its first bride and groom to tie the knot when Thornton couple Stephen and Nicola Pendleton said, ‘I do’ in front of witnesses. “It was a bit of a whirlwind and we cannot thank ...
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Sefton Council remembers during Srebrenica Memorial Week

The UK’s Srebrenica Memorial Week for 2020 will be taking place from 5th to 12th July. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, in which over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered in the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War, simply because of their religious identity. As an organisation we believe that we must ensure that we never forget about the genocide and reaffirm our commitment to standing up against all forms of hatred and prejudice that targets groups based on their religion, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or any type of difference. Southport ...
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Swab testing for Covid 19 in Sefton

Coronavirus Mobile Test Site back in Maghull from Tuesday 7 July. 

A Coronavirus Mobile Test Site returns to Maghull's Meadows Leisure Centre for three days from Tuesday 7 July. Supported by Sefton Council, NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS South Sefton CCG, Mobile Test Sites are providing clinical diagnosis tests to tell people if they currently have the Covid-19 virus. Tests are available for anyone but they need to have made an appointment first at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus  or by calling 119.  Essential workers still need to book through www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers . After Maghull, the next scheduled Coronavirus Mobile Test Site visit will be to  Litherland Sports Park from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 July. Key ...
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Sefton buildings light up blue tonight for NHS Birthday

Sefton Council will light up a number of buildings blue this weekend to mark the 72nd anniversary of the formation of the National Health Service (NHS). Both Bootle Town Hall and Crosby Library will be bathed in blue lights this evening of Sunday July 5 to celebrate the NHS and health workers both past and present. Sefton Council, while working hard with partners to ensure vulnerable residents are protected from the spread of COVID-19, have also taken time to praise the vital work of the NHS and key workers, many of whom work for the Local Authority. Cllr Ian Moncur, ...
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Health bosses urging people to stay safe as lockdown guidance eases

Sefton health professionals have come together ahead of an easing in lockdown guidance to urge residents to stay safe and continue to play their part in reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). From 4 July, as the infection rates of coronavirus continues to fall, new guidance will allow additional businesses to open, people can meet in groups of up to two households in any location and can stay overnight away from their home with members of one other household. Margaret Jones, Interim Director of Public Health for Sefton, explained: “With the easing of the lockdown more and more people will ...
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Vulnerable ‘will not be abandoned’ when COVID-19 shielding changes begin, says Council

With the Government’s changes to its shielding guidance beginning to come into effect next week, Sefton Council is reminding local people that local support and help will still be available for the most vulnerable. From Monday 6 July, the guidance says that people who are shielding can meet in groups of up to six people from outside their household so long as it’s outdoors with social distancing. And then, from Saturday 1 August, the Government plans to tell people currently shielding that they no longer need to do so. They are expected to be told they can go to work ...
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Mobile Coronavirus Test Sites back in Southport & Litherland from Saturday 4 July

This weekend will see Coronavirus Mobile Test Sites in both Litherland and Southport. They will be at Southport Eco Centre  and Litherland Sports Park from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 July. Supported by Sefton Council, NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS South Sefton CCG, Mobile Test Sites are providing clinical diagnosis tests to tell people if they currently have the Covid-19 virus. Tests are available for anyone but they need to have made an appointment first at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus  or by calling 119.  Essential workers still need to book through www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers . Key NHS and care workers can now attend regional ...
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Help Sefton build Liveable Streets for a Borough on the move

Sefton Council wants your views on upgrading and developing cycling and walking provision in the borough following the COVID-19 pandemic. The local authority aims to increase support and facilities for people to walk and cycle across Sefton, which allow for social distancing and provide direct safe routes to key locations, and ultimately improve the air quality in the borough. Sefton Council want residents, cyclists, commuters and visitors to the borough to give their views to the comprehensive 'Sefton Liveable Streets' consultation, which runs until August 31, 2020. Those commenting on the consultation can give their in depth views on the ...
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