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Sefton Council continue to support vulnerable residents during Coronavirus outbreak

Sefton Council’s Adult Social Care team are continuing to ensure the borough’s most vulnerable adults are protected during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The team will continue to work with all care agencies and social care providers to ensure essential services are being provided.

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak care assessments will, for the time being, be conducted over the phone. Any visits by social workers or occupational therapists will be essential visits only.

More information can be found on Sefton Council’s Adult Social Care page.

For more information about the Coronavirus visit Sefton Council’s dedicated webpage. For the latest information about how the Coronavirus is affecting other Council services visit our Community Services page.

Sefton Leisure Centres to temporarily close to help fight COVID19

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 Sefton Council have taken the decision to temporarily close our Leisure Centres.

This includes Dunes Leisure Centre, Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Bootle Leisure Centre, Litherland Sports Park, Netherton Activity Centre and Meadows Leisure Centre.

The last day of operation will be Friday, March 20th.

All activities including swimming lessons are also suspended until further notice. This also extends to community based Active Sefton sessions and the Easter Be Active Programme.

We are fully aware of the incredible value our Leisure Centres and wider activities hold for the health and wellbeing of our communities.

However due to recent government guidance, these temporary arrangements are crucial to help in the next phase of the government’s plan to tackle the outbreak.

It is still very important to remain as active as possible during this time. We will do our absolute best to provide helpful hints, tips and guidance for residents via our social media channels and recommend that residents remain active at a social distance utilising the outdoors where possible.

All direct debit payments will automatically be suspended until the Leisure Centres reopen and as such there is no need to contact us to arrange this.

We apologise for any inconvenience and we thank you for your understanding at this time.

Sefton businesses lend helping hand to vulnerable residents during Coronavirus outbreak

We are asking businesses and other organisations in Sefton who are offering a helping hand to vulnerable residents to get in touch with us.  

Some businesses in the borough are aiding residents who may struggle to access groceries and other supplies during the Coronavirus outbreak.

A number of small local businesses are offering delivery services to residents in the north of the borough, while a group of residents in Crosby and Waterloo are offering to help those in need at this time by offering services including picking up medication, posting letters or arranging deliveries. To get in touch with this group please call 07557282540.

In Melling residents have set up a community group to help those who are isolated and vulnerable, with donation points being set up at the Horse & Jockey Pub.

These are just some of the services we know about for our vulnerable residents at this time. If you or your business are offering a similar service in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, please contact and we can help promote the service.

The delivery and or support services that we are currently aware of are as follows:

Bates Dairy (Southport)

01704 567595

Delivers yoghurts, bread, cheese and juices as well as milk.

Can take payment over the phone and offer free local deliveries.

Birkdale Cheese Centre

01704 568822

Delivers on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Birkdale Health Shop

01704 564353

Delivers on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (they stock soap, etc as well as health food)

Broughs Butchers (Southport)

01704 574069

Ask for Stephen Ashton, minimum order £20

Derbyshires (22 – 24 Chapel Lane, Formby)

Cards, gifts, confectionary, handbags, jewellery, florist

Contact Vanessa on 01704 832166

Will deliver to homes where possible and can send pictures to customers if requested on WhatsApp. Payments can be taken over the phone.

Langdons of Southport

Free delivery of sandwiches and food to Churchtown. £10 min order for deliveries in Southport.

01704 224888

Melling Community Volunteers

a group of local people who have come together to help our local community during the coronavirus outbreak.
0151 739 3601

Nature’s Remedies – The Original Southport Health Shop

3 Market St Southport PR8 1HH

Tel: 01704 545666


Will deliver or post orders

Peets Place (Southport)

Call Kevin Peet 07877125999

Delivers a wide variety of fresh or frozen fish, Tuesday through to Sunday. Free for overs over £30, or a £3 delivery charge for anything under that.


Stanley’s Greengrocer (Southport)

01704 568503

Delivers milk in addition to fruit and veg

We Grow Co, run by Autism Initiatives.

Organic veg, fruit and eggs delivery once a fortnight, they charge £1 for delivery

01704 212763

86-88 Radnor Drive, Churchtown, PR9 9RS Southport

Wesley Fish Shop

01704 542778

Fishmongers. £3.00 delivery charge for orders under £25.00

£1.50 delivery for orders between £25.00 and £50.00 Free over £50.

Wiltshire Farm Foods

0800 077 3100

They have a depot in Southport and deliver complete frozen meals

Southport Cake Creations

01704 541137



Advice on Refuse & Recycling services during self isolation

*Please Note: There is currently a short delay in collecting household waste. Please leave your bins out for collection as usual. Operatives will be working during the weekend to assist in collecting residential waste.*

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “We have business continuity plans in place to ensure essential services, such as refuse and recycling, continue for our communities.

“We are also utilising members of our street cleansing teams to assist with other refuse collection services.

“We would also like to ask any residents who are self-isolating as a result of COVID-19 to ensure they dispose of any used tissues or hygiene products in a double bag and present it for collection within their grey bins as normal.

“There is no need to arrange for a clinical waste collection for this type of waste.”

Steve Rotheram exploring measures to help local people deal with Coronavirus

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region has today announced that work is underway to potentially introduce measures to help local people cope with the spread of the Coronavirus.

People are being encouraged to follow Public Health England’s guidance to help mitigate the spread of the virus, while the Combined Authority’s position will be to coordinate the local business resilience response.

Among the measures under consideration are:

• Funding support for local businesses
• Working with bus operators to use the spare capacity in the bus fleet to help deliver food to those who are self-isolating, part of ‘at risk’ groups or those who would usually rely on foodbanks
• A potential measure to allow concessionary travel on local buses before 9.30am to allow senior citizens to access special reserved shopping hours for the elderly – while encouraging people to only undertake essential travel
• Exploring whether temporary reductions in Mersey Tunnel tolls would be effective in supporting people to make essential journeys

Any actions taken will be based on what is going to most effectively support local people and ensure that they comply with appropriate public health advice.

The Mayor has also announced that he will be convening a call on Wednesday with local businesses, trade unions and social enterprises to better understand what help they need to protect themselves and their staff and what the government needs to do to better respond to local need.

Later this week, the Mayor will be establishing an action group drawing together representatives from the Merseyside Resilience Forum, local councils, emergency services, Public Health England and a host of other key organisations.

The group will meet regularly and draw on a wide range of expertise to shape a coordinated, region-wide response to the economic impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:
“In these difficult times, it is important that we all work together to safeguard ourselves and others. I am determined that we will do as much as we can to help our region manage the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

“I am working closely with organisations from across our region to understand the needs of our communities and the challenges we face to help put together our response.

“These measures are just some of the things that we are exploring. As the nature of the spread locally becomes clearer, we will be announcing further measures to help people and businesses in every part of our region.

“In the meantime, I will be lobbying government to provide the appropriate support our public services and local businesses require to help manage things.

“Our region is famed for its community spirit, its kindness and generosity, and its collective solidarity. As we coordinate our response to COVID-19, those values will be needed.”

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