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Sefton Council reaffirms its commitment to disabled residents as it celebrates International Day of People With Disabilities

This month Sefton Council is recognising that it is 25 years since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) and celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities on Thursday, 3rd December. The Disability Discrimination Act was introduced in 1995 following years of protests and campaigning by disabled people. At the time it was a ground-breaking piece of legislation that made a big change to the lives of many disabled people across the UK. The Act made it illegal to discriminate against disabled people in relation to employment, the provision of goods and services, and education and transport. It has ...
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Tier 2 COVID restrictions now apply for Sefton and Liverpool City Region

The national lockdown has ended and Sefton and the rest of the Liverpool City Region are now in Tier 2 ‘High Alert’ of the Government’s alert system. What does Tier 2 mean? Residents and businesses within Tier 2 must stick to the following restrictions:- No household mixing in any indoor setting. Rule of six applies outdoors – any social gatherings of more than six people are against the law. Pubs and restaurants must close by 11pm – last orders will be called at 10pm. Alcohol can only be served as part of a substantial meal. Spectators are allowed at sports ...
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Targeted COVID testing in Sefton for people not showing symptoms

After the Government’s announcement that it was extending COVID-19 testing for people not showing coronavirus symptoms to 67 Council areas including Sefton, plans are coming together for testing across the Borough. With 10,000 tests expected to be made available to Sefton each week, they will need to be targeted where they will have the most effect. The focus is likely to be on hospices and hostels where there are vulnerable residents, as well as those frontline Council workers likely to be exposed to the virus. Coronavirus testing for people not showing the symptoms of a raised temperature, persistent new cough ...
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Sefton Council keen to ensure environmental & social factors fully considered in Port of Liverpool growth

Sefton Council has undertaken a review of alternative technologies and potential freight logistics solutions, and is committed to ensuring that environmental and social factors are fully considered alongside the economic factors, in the growth of the Port of Liverpool. This process has been undertaken with Arup, one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies. Forecasts by the Department for Transport and by the port operator show an expected growth in traffic through the Port of Liverpool, and so Sefton Council remains severely concerned about the impacts on local communities. We are committed to exploring alternative solutions to dealing with ...
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“Spread the facts, not the virus” – campaign is launched across Cheshire and Merseyside

Directors of Public Health in Cheshire and Merseyside are launching a new campaign to ensure that everyone, particularly younger people, knows the facts about what we can all do to help beat COVID-19. The first of its kind to talk to young people, the initiative is a collaboration between the NHS and local councils in Cheshire and Merseyside. Using the channels young people engage with, the campaign aims to make the facts clear and will run for six weeks. Research by the Government's Behavioural Science Team  shows that young people want facts and clarity on how to do their bit ...
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COVID-19 tests for Sefton residents who DON’T have coronavirus symptoms

Sefton residents who don’t have COVID-19 symptoms can now use Liverpool test sites to get a coronavirus test. Test are currently available at: Aintree Baptist Church, Longmoor Lane L9 0EH Eldonian Village Community Hub Burlington Street, L3 6LG Liverpool FC Anfield Stadium, Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TH Sites are open from 7am to 7pm and you don’t need an appointment. Find out how to get a test.  People can expect to get their results between 30 minutes and 2 hours after getting tested. They will receive their results by text or email soon after leaving the test centre. Anyone whose ...
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Tackling online loan sharks and illegal money lending

Sefton Council is backing a national campaign aimed at tackling illegal money lending on the Internet and warning of the dangers of online loan sharks. Coordinated by the England Illegal Money Lending Team, the campaign comes amid concerns more people are falling prey to unscrupulous lenders online. Statistics show one in five victims met their lender on social media in the first half of 2020*. Loan sharks are increasingly using social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, to advertise their illegal loans and target potential victims. These criminals will lure people in with seemingly attractive loan offers but ...
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Sefton supports taxi drivers with £400k grant amidst impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Sefton Council is currently distributing over £400,000 in grant funding to support taxi drivers who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. From today (Monday, November 30) over 4,000 taxi drivers licensed in Sefton, and who live in the Liverpool City Region, will each be eligible for a £100 support grant. Drivers who are eligible will receive a letter sent to their home address containing details of how to access the grant. Once approved, the drivers will receive their grant within 5 working days Sefton Council has ensured a dedicated team will be on hand to support all applicants through ...
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Hospitality, leisure and retail businesses urged to apply for latest grants

Sefton Council is urging businesses to apply for the latest round of financial support through the Hospitality, Leisure and Retail Grants (Expanded Scheme) which opens today (Monday 30th November). National lockdown and local restrictions have had a significant impact on many businesses in Sefton and the Liverpool City Region. Some have benefitted from national support schemes. Other businesses such as non-essential retail, the self-employed, sole traders, licensed market traders and limited companies based at home who predominantly supply the hospitality and leisure sectors haven’t met the criteria and have not received any financial support. The Hospitality, Leisure and Retail Grants ...
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Joint statement from Metro Mayor, City Mayor and Leaders of the six Liverpool City Region Local Authorities on being in Tier 2 restrictions

“Today’s announcement that the Liverpool City Region will exit the national lockdown into Tier 2 is welcome news and a testament to the sacrifice and reliance of everyone who lives here. We’d like to thank each and every person that helped us to achieve this outcome. “When we entered Tier 3 restrictions seven weeks ago, we were in a very dangerous situation. We had the highest transmission rates in the country and faced the very real risk that our NHS would be overwhelmed. “We are really pleased that today we see a more encouraging picture, with cases down by over ...
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