St Helens Borough new Covid street teams help keep people safe

To help everyone stay safe this winter during the ongoing pandemic, there will be some new faces on the streets of St Helens Borough offering support, guidance, and advice. From 3 December, a small team of Covid-19 marshals will be on hand around key retail areas in the St Helens Borough to answer any questions […]

Manchester urges safety first as city prepares to open ahead of Christmas

The City Council asks Manchester to continue to adhere to Covid-19 regulations as the city reopens following lockdown in Tier 3 – or Very High Covid Alert Level. Non-essential retail will reopen under the local tier system, which will allow people to return to the city centre ahead of Christmas to do festive shopping.  New “Welcome Back […]

£22m revamp of The Strand enters new phase

Festive shoppers arriving from north of city asked to plan journey in advance Work on a radical redesign of one of Liverpool’s most famous roads is to enter a new phase this week – with festive shoppers being asked to make allowances in their journey. The Strand – which runs past the historic Royal Albert […]

Top of the mask! – Face covering competition winners announced

FIVE Liverpool young people are set to see their artwork exhibited across the city – and you won’t need to go to a gallery to see it. The quintet are all winners in a competition that will see some Scouse flair lent to the latest addition to most people’s wardrobes – face coverings. And now […]


Yesterday, we learned that when we come out of the national lockdown on 2nd December, Halton will be placed into the Tier 2 High Alert Level. This is a step in the right direction in our continued battle against this virus. I know that the last weeks and months have been really, really tough for everyone […]


Even during lockdown criminals continue to sell counterfeit and illicit cigarettes and tobacco, Trading Standards Officers in Halton are warning. Last week a large quantity of counterfeit and illicit cigarettes and tobacco were seized by Halton Trading Standards from a retailer in Widnes. The operation saw Trading Standards Officers join forces with officers from Widnes […]

‘Super Saturday’ and ‘Super Sunday’ Covid testing blitz

Temporary ‘pop-up’ sites for people without Covid symptoms to get tested will be installed in Liverpool this weekend as part of a continued drive to get life going again in the city. They are being placed in areas where take up of the city’s pilot regular testing programme for people without symptoms – known as […]

Care home visiting test pilot delayed by Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council has delayed the start of its pilot in which some relatives of care home residents will be able visit loved ones – without a screen – if they test negative with a Lateral Flow Covid-19 test on arrival for the visit. This pause – until 3rd December – will allow more time […]

Read: Letter to businesses with advice on keeping Covid rates down

Liverpool’s Director of Public Health, Matthew Ashton, has written to local businesses with advice on how they can support the city in keeping levels of Covid infection low. Liverpool and the wider city region is entering Tier 2 next week – the only area of the country to come out of lockdown in a lower […]