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Extra dates for walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations

Additional COVID-19 vaccination slots have been confirmed where people who live and work in Sefton can grab a jab.

You can find details below of walk-in clinics at Liverpool University Hospital Vaccination hubs.

You can also find a list of the locations and times of walk-in clinics in Sefton and across Cheshire and Merseyside here.

 

Location Day Time Vaccine
Liverpool University Hospitals Vaccination Hub, Aintree University Hospital, Aintree Hall, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL Tuesday 13 July 9am-12pm & 1pm – 5pm Pfizer and AZ
Liverpool University Hospitals Vaccination Hub, Mersey Ferry Terminal Building, Pier Head, George Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DP Tuesday 13 July 11am-2pm & 3pm-7pm Pfizer
Liverpool University Hospitals Vaccination Hub, Aintree University Hospital, Aintree Hall, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL Wednesday 14 July 9am-12pm & 1pm – 5pm Pfizer and AZ
Liverpool University Hospitals Vaccination Hub, Mersey Ferry Terminal Building, Pier Head, George Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DP Wednesday 14 July 8:30am-12pm & 1pm-4:30pm Pfizer
Liverpool University Hospitals Vaccination Hub, Aintree University Hospital, Aintree Hall, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL Thursday 15 July 9am-12pm & 1pm – 5pm Pfizer and AZ
Liverpool University Hospitals Vaccination Hub, Mersey Ferry Terminal Building, Pier Head, George Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DP Thursday 15 July 11am-2pm & 3pm -7pm Pfizer
Liverpool University Hospitals Vaccination Hub, Aintree University Hospital, Aintree Hall, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL Friday 16 July 9am-12pm & 1pm – 5pm Pfizer and AZ
Liverpool University Hospitals Vaccination Hub, Mersey Ferry Terminal Building, Pier Head, George Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DP Friday 16 July 8:30am-12pm & 1pm-4:30pm Pfizer
Liverpool University Hospitals Vaccination Hub, Aintree University Hospital, Aintree Hall, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL Saturday 17 July 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm Pfizer and AZ
Liverpool University Hospitals Vaccination Hub, Mersey Ferry Terminal Building, Pier Head, George Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DP Saturday 17 July 10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm Pfizer
Liverpool University Hospitals Vaccination Hub, Aintree University Hospital, Aintree Hall, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL Sunday 18 July 10am-12pm & 1pm- 3pm Pfizer and AZ
Liverpool University Hospitals Vaccination Hub, Mersey Ferry Terminal Building, Pier Head, George Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DP Sunday 18 July 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm Pfizer

 

Second doses

People who attend a walk-in clinic for their first dose will have their vaccination record updated online and will then be able to book in their second dose appointment using the national booking system: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination

Second jabs are also available at the walk-ins, if it has been at least eight weeks since the first dose.

Getting the second dose is vital to getting longer lasting and maximum protection offered by the vaccines, with recent research also showing they are highly effective against the Delta strain of the virus.

Booking a vaccination appointment

All adults can still book at one of the 1,600 vaccination centres, pharmacies or general practice sites across the country that are available through the national booking service.

In Sefton, appointments can still be booked at one of the pharmacy-led vaccination sites located in Ainsdale, Bootle, Formby, Litherland, Seaforth, Southport and Waterloo.

People who cannot go online can call the service on 119 instead to book their jab.

In line with updated JCVI guidance, people aged 39 and under and all pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

Sefton Council still urging continued COVID caution

Recognising the concern expressed by many about the Government’s decision to scrap all COVID restrictions from Monday 19th July, despite growing infection rates locally and nationally, Sefton Council is recommending continued caution.

This approach is in line with the Prime Minister’s expected advice later on today.

It is advising people should continue wearing face coverings in busy indoor spaces where social distancing isn’t possible, continue getting tested if they do or don’t have coronavirus symptoms and continue getting vaccinated as soon as they can.

Safer

By wearing masks, we can protect ourselves but also those around us while we are carrying COVID but not showing symptoms. And we can do this even if we have had both vaccine jabs. Buses, trains shops, supermarkets GP surgeries and hospitals are all places where mask-wearing might make people feel safer.

Everyone who doesn’t have COVID symptoms should undertake free, rapid Lateral Flow Tests twice a week. These help confirm they are not among the people who carry COVID but don’t show the symptoms, which includes those who have been fully vaccinated, who can infect others.

Anyone who does show the coronavirus symptoms of a new persistent cough, raised temperature or loss of taste or smell should take a rapid Lateral Flow Tests and follow up with a PCR test if the LFT test is positive. The should stay home and self-isolate until they have the PCR test.

Safest

Vaccination is still the safest and most effective way of avoiding COVID infection and potential serious illness. It also helps prevent you passing the virus on to someone else, although not 100%.

Anyone aged 18 or over can now book a vaccination appointment or go to one of Sefton’s walk-in sites or vaccine centres.

Safe

In addition to individuals continuing mask-wearing, testing and getting vaccinated, organisations and employers should continue to ensure workplaces are as safe as they can be with hand washing facilities and proper ventilation with external fresh air in place.

And, maintaining existing COVID-control measures in settings such as care homes could help to protect vulnerable people.

Margaret Jones, Sefton Council’s Director of Public Health said: “COVID-19 continues to be with us in Sefton and that presence will continue after Monday 19th July but if we all continue to take the precautions that could protect ourselves and others, we can carefully continue down the path back to normality.”

Mobile testing dates and locations for July – latest update

One again in July, drive-through Mobile Testing Units will be available across the Borough.
These sites are for people with symptoms – a new persistent cough, a high temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell – and can be booked by calling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Planned dates and sites may be subject to change if testing is required in other locations:

Remaining dates and locations for July 2021

  • Friday 9 Maghull Town Hall
  • Saturday 10 Maghull Town Hall
  • Sunday 11 Maghull Town Hall
  • Monday 12 Litherland SP
  • Tuesday 13 Litherland SP
  • Wednesday 14 Southport Eco Centre
  • Thursday 15 Southport Eco Centre
  • Friday 16 Southport Eco Centre
  • Saturday 17 Maghull Town Hall
  • Sunday 18 Maghull Town Hall
  • Monday 19 Maghull Town Hall
  • Tuesday 20 Southport Eco Centre
  • Wednesday 21 NO MOBILE TESTING
  • Thursday 22 Maghull Town Hall
  • Friday 23 Litherland SP
  • Saturday 24 Litherland SP
  • Sunday 25 Litherland SP
  • Monday 26 Litherland SP
  • Tuesday 27 Southport Eco Centre
  • Wednesday 28 Maghull Town Hall
  • Thursday 29 Litherland SP
  • Friday 30 NO MOBILE TESTING
  • Saturday 31 Maghull Town Hall

Our mobile Swab Squads are out over the next week

Walk-through test centres

In addition, local walk-through test centres are open every day from 8am to 8pm, providing easy access to COVID-19 tests for people who do not have access to a car and for those who have symptoms and should not travel by public transport.

The four local test centres are located at:

  • Bootle Town Hall, L20 7AA
  • Crosby Library Car Park, Haigh Road, L22 OLQ
  • Netherton Activity Centre, Glovers Land, L30 3TL
  • Southport Town Hall, PR8 1DA

Those with symptoms wanting tests, need to book ahead of going to either the walk-through or drive-through sites. It’s quick and easy to book by calling 119 or going online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

RAPID testing and home tests

RAPID testing for people without symptoms continues at Bootle Strand and Southport’s Splash World. The Splash World site, mopwlocated in the centre’s car park,  is open from 8am to 6pm seven days a week. The Bootle Strand site, the former H Samuel unit, is open 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

And, home test kits are widely available, from test centres, from all Sefton’s pharmacies as well as online from www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

RAPID tests provide a result in as little as 30 minutes. A rapid test at home involves taking a throat & nasal swab, dropping the sample into the container supplied and then checking for the result after 20 to 30 minutes.

Self-isolation

It is important that anyone who gets a positive result from a rapid test or who develops coronavirus symptoms begins self-isolates for 10 days and immediately books a PCR test by calling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus. A negative result from a PCR tests means they can stop self-isolating.

Eligible individuals who test positive are entitled to the ÂŁ500 Test and Trace Support Payment in the same way as a regular swab test through NHS Test and Trace.

Vaccination

Vaccinations have played a key role in preventing the spread of coronavirus and it is vital that people go and get their first and second jabs when they are invited.

Vaccinations are now available to anyone who is :

  • aged 30 or over;
  • will turn 30 before 1 July 2021.

Book your vaccination now.

Plans for construction of Sefton’s first new council homes for 30 years get go-ahead

Sandway hard hatInnovative plans by developer Sandway Homes Ltd will see the building of the Borough’s first new council homes in almost three decades.

Sefton Council-owned company Sandway Homes’ plans to include council apartments as part of the its Buckley Hill Lane development have been approved by the authority’s Planning Committee. The development will also contribute to the affordable housing provision on the wider open market housing site.

1990s

Construction of the nine council flats will be first to take place in Sefton since the 1990s.

Located in Sefton Grange, the Buckley Hill Lane site on the edge of Netherton will see the construction of 69 new properties. They will be two, three and four-bed homes and one and two-bed apartments, the majority of which will be for sale. The scheme will see the redevelopment of land previously occupied by tower blocks, known as the Z Blocks.

Sandway Homes Ltd.’s new Managing Director Louise Davies welcomed the decision by Sefton Council’s Planning Committee to give the go-ahead for the Buckley Hill Lane site.

Exciting & historic

Louise, who joined Sandway in May, said: “This is an exciting period for Sandway Homes Ltd and the construction of these nine, new council apartments at Buckley Hill Lane, the first in Sefton for almost 30 years, makes it a historic one too.

“Our aim is to develop high-quality, mixed-tenure homes, to meet Sefton’s housing requirements. I am pleased to have joined the company at a time when our early developments are taking shape and the next phase of sites are coming on stream.”

In June, Sefton Council’s Cabinet also agreed the disposal of three new sites for development by Sandway Homes. The former Bootle High School site in Netherton, and land at Bentham’s Way and Foul Lane in Southport, will form the second phase of Sandway’s development programme.

Challenging

Louise continued: “An important part of Sandway’s business model is to target challenging brownfield sites, in locations where new homes are in high demand to complement other schemes being delivered across the Borough.”

Over the next five years, Sandway Homes’ Business Plan will ensure that Sefton Council receives income from land disposal receipts, with all sites being acquired at full market value. In addition, the Council will receive sales income as well as planning gain through Section 106 and increased Council Tax revenue. And, it will introduce new, high-quality housing in areas of the Borough were new build-homes may have not been provided before.

Return

 Louise added: “Sandway will generate a financial return and added value to the Council through a number of routes.  As with any development programme, investment to date has included the pre-construction associated works and obtaining planning consent and financial approval for the Council to raise borrowing in order to invest in this first phase of development.”

Sign at Sandway siteConstruction of Sandway Homes Ltd.’s first two developments of 78, high-quality two, three & four-bed homes at Sandy Brook, Ainsdale and Barton’s Close, Crossens is already underway. Both schemes include affordable housing as part of the mix, with 25 of the 78 properties allocated for a combination of affordable rent and shared ownership.

With support from Homes England and the Liverpool City Region Brownfield Land Fund, main contractors Barnfield Construction Limited are on site and the groundworks phase for both sites are almost complete.  Property handovers are scheduled to commence in early 2022, and the Company and their appointed agent Abode, have received extensive sales interest for the first release of homes.

Far-sighted

Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Trish Hardy added: “Increasingly Councils are turning to development partnerships such as we have created in Sefton and there are some very successful examples of where these far-sighted, symbiotic relationships are working very successfully. 

“I look forward to working with Louise, the Sandway Team and a range of partners to continue to provide people in Sefton with high-quality housing, which meets their needs and supports the Council’s ambitious 2030 vision.”

More information and details of the high-quality, contemporary homes Sandway is constructing can be found at www.sandwayhomes.co.uk

COVID pandemic doesn’t end on the 19th of July, says Sefton Council Leader

Cllr Ian Maher
Council Leader Cllr Ian Maher

With significant numbers of people expressing concerns about the Government’s plans to remove all COVID restrictions from Monday 19th July, Sefton Council is stressing that people have the right to take whatever action makes them feel safe.

Real fears

Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council said: “It is clear from people’s reaction to the government’s announcement it plans to abandon measures to protect people from COVID from Monday 19th July that this is causing real fears for a lot of people.

“While some people will want to get rid of masks straight away, others will want to continue wearing them and have every right to do so. Wearing masks have proven to protect the wearer and those people who they come into contact with from catching COVID.

“I know many of us are now double vaccinated and feel safer but despite being jabbed up we can still contract the virus without feeling any ill effects and pass it on to others. This may include those who remain vulnerable to COVID, people with other medical conditions that make them susceptible to illness as well as front-line health workers who are acutely aware of the virus and it effects.

“So, continuing to wear a mask can be seen as an act of courtesy and consideration as much as self-protection.”

Buses and trains

Public transport seems to be a particular concern with reports of many saying they want to see mask wearing maintained on buses and trains.

Cllr Maher continued: “Don’t get me wrong, I’m as delighted as everyone else that we are edging back to normality, but I think we need to do so in a way that takes everyone’s safety into account and after Monday 19th, that will mean us making those decisions to protect others.

“People across Sefton have made huge efforts and sacrifices to protect their friends and neighbours, their communities and people working in local business throughout the pandemic and I am confident they will show the same care and kindness.”

You can find the Government’s guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of COVID after most restrictions are lifted on Monday 19th July, here.

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