Advice to Church Ward residents from your local Councillors

Andrew, Liz and I will be keeping our assistance to our residents going in all sorts of ways, none of which involve face to face contact. If you need us our details are below.

Some Coronavirus Advice from your Local Councillors Andrew Makinson, Liz Makinson & Richard Kemp

To assist our residents, we have looked around at the best advice available on how to live our lives for the next few months. Most people understand the situation and are doing what health authorities suggest. Regrettably, there are, as always, some people out to take advantage of the situation. This advice is the best advice that we can give at present. The advice is changing constantly so listen carefully to what the NHS is saying on social media and normal media channels.

In accordance with advice we are not undertaking any public activities. We are however available by email, phone or letter and our details are at the end of the leaflet:

  1. Listen carefully to what the NHS is saying and follow any advice they are giving.
  • If you have a particular medical condition such as diabetes your GP should have contacted you with specific advice. 1,250,000 have been asked to self-isolate for 12 weeks and it may be longer. You may need particular help in the current circumstances. Get in touch with them if they have not contacted you.
  • Avoid all social contact wherever possible. Going out for a coffee and a natter even with a close friend and certainly not with strangers is not a good idea.
  • Going out to the Park or a solitary walk is, however, a good idea. Walk but don’t mingle. Talk but don’t get more than 2 metres close to people you are talking to.
  • Do not touch or shake hands with people. You could pick up the virus from their hands or clothing.
  • If you go out try and avoid touching things as the virus can last more than 24 hours on some surfaces. When you get back wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands even more than you normally would do. 20 seconds with soap or hand sanitiser is now a must.
  • Phone a friend. Many people will be lonely and would love to get a call from you even if it’s only a quick, “how are you doing?” Even better if you can use modern social methods such as Skype or Facetime.
  • Check up on people you know either in your community or street who you haven’t seen and see if they need any help with getting shopping or medicines.
  • Don’t go into other people’s houses and don’t let people, especially strangers, into your house.
  • Only give small amounts of money for the purchase of necessities to people that you know. Never hand over cash to strangers.
  • Never give your credit card details to anyone unless it’s your immediate family and only then if you trust them!
  • Always check the identity of people offering to help you. If you have any doubts just say, “no thanks”.
  • A lot of people have been using their own initiative to set up some help schemes to get supplies in and to help with boredom. Thanks for that and its great but the Council has set up a help line for people who want to help. Sign up and you will be properly supported to provide proper and informed help. The number is 0151 233 3068. There are a lot of people volunteering so please be patient.
  • If you need help the Council is also ensuring that volunteers and staff are directed to help you. The number to get help is 0151 233 3066. Again, demand is high so please be patient.
  • We are increasing our electronic emails to keep residents in touch with events and opportunities. If you live in Church Ward email Andrew with details fo your address and you will be put on our e-mailing list.

Your councillors can be contacted at: andrew.makinson@liverpool.gov.uk (07939 220336); liz.makinson@liverpool.gov.uk. (07939 119402). They can be contacted at 35, Mapledale Road; richard.kemp@liverpool.gov.uk and lives at 16, Dovedale Road and can be contacted on 07885 626913

The information contained here can be useful for any Liverpool Resident and most of it can be applied by any reader of this, anywhere in the World!!

About richardkemp

Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Liverpool. Deputy Chair and Lib Dem Spokesperson on the LGA Community Wellbeing Board. Married to the lovely Cllr Erica Kemp CBE with three children and four grandchildren.
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