Coronavirus updates


Halton restrictions under ‘Very High’ covid alert level

Halton, along with other areas, St. Helens, Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral and Liverpool, has been placed by Government into the ‘very high’ Covid alert level of the new three-tier system of interventions to tackle the spread…

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Updated guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

The Government has publish updated guidance for everyone who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. The guidance: Replaces previous guidance Provides advice based on the local COVID-19 alert. Provides general advice that applies to…

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‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign

COVID-19 has changed the way that people are accessing NHS services. A recent survey of 2,178 people found that almost half (48%) of the public would delay or not seek medical help at all. A…

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New restrictions for Halton

It was announced this morning that Halton, Warrington and Merseyside will be subject to further regulations and guidance aimed at reducing the high rate of COVID-19 infection. The new rules come into force from 0001…

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NHS Covid-19 app launched

People are being urged to protect their loved ones with the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales. The app is the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk from coronavirus…

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People with long-term health conditions most likely to avoid care services due to COVID-19

People with long-term health conditions are urged to share experiences to help improve support after research indicates that some have avoided health and social care services throughout the COVID-19 crisis.   On World Patient Safety…

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New Covid-19 restrictions in place for Halton from Tuesday 22nd September

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New measures will come in to place for Halton from Tuesday 22nd September. NEW RESTRICTIONS Across Halton, Merseyside and Warrington regulations will enforce the following restrictions from Tuesday 22 September: Residents must not socialise with…

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How and when to book a Covid-19 test

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms should get a test. Coronavirus symptoms are: a high temperature (this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) a…

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COVID-19 cases in Halton have risen. Here’s what you can do to help.

 Halton’s weekly rate of positive COVID-19 cases has increased, and there have been 55 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Halton in the last 7 days. It’s important to follow the guidelines to prevent a further increase….

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COVID-19: What people are telling us

The latest briefing from Healthwatch England looks at the key issues the public have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each month, thousands of people share their experiences with Healthwatch about NHS and social care services….

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