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AS we experience the madness that COVID-19 is having on the world, we hope that this new section will help you to see what is going on in a clear and constructive manner. This section will be updated when we can. We will also be putting more news out via our free email service, on Formby Reporter, when we can, also covering issues that affects us within the Liverpool City Region. Please remember that we are regulated media, so if you think we have it wrong, you can always follow our complaints procedure and we will try and answer your questions. This page will be active for as long as we can keep it live over the unprecedented crisis that is affecting our country (UK)...

For our daily emergency Coronavirus update notices we are running, please click on this link.

We will try and update daily, if possible....  Please keep a check on the page above...

Latest Weekly Edition Publication Date was on:- 2020-05-24

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COVID-19: guidance:-

NHS - About Coronavirus (COVID-19) 111 Service Link
Full Fact Link
Where can I get an emergency supply of medicine? Link
Guidance for households with possible infection? Link
UK Government Response Link
Department of Health and Social Care Link
UK Government - Business Advice Link
Age UK Group Link
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust Link
World Health Organization (WHO) Link
Sefton Council Link
Samaritans  (116 123) Link
British Veterinary Association – updates for the veterinary profession Link
National Office of Animal Health Ltd... Link
Where can I get an emergency supply of medicine? Link
Guidance for households with possible Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection? Link
FSB - National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Ltd. Link
CLA Members Services... Link
Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Link
UK Government’s Coronavirus Action Plan Link
Merseyside Police Link
Aintree University Hospital Link
Wirral University Teaching Hospital Link
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Link
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Don't panic and definitely do not panic buy.

If you know people who are vulnerable, please check on them.  this could be as simple as calling them on the phone!  A call can save a life and also make a huge difference!

If you are worried that you or someone you look after may be at risk, NHS:- 111 can offer direct guidance as they have set up an online Coronavirus helpline. Call:- 111 if your symptoms become severe, and let them know you are a carer.

Please also remember to look after pets. It might sound silly, but they are often overlooked in your planning, but they are part of your family as well and need care!  See the RSPCA website for advice!


Infection Prevention

Use common sense!  You do not need to panic... Simple measures like washing your hands often with soap and water can help stop viruses like Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading....

✔ Do:-

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.

  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work, using hand sanitizer gel, or soap and water when available.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.

  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards.

  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

  • Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local Public Health Authorities.


  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

  • Do not follow advice from unregulated news or social media pages!  If looking at news websites check for IMPRESS or IPSO membership!

Stay at home if you have Coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:-

  • A high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • A new, continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP Surgery, Pharmacy or Hospital.

Do not panic, but you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for Coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.



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Why is this important? With so much fake news flaying around it is hard to see what is and what isn't true. We are not interested in headlines that work as click bates, that just push up fear and worry out to the masses. We do a 2 tier fact check on our items and we are also held to account by our regulator, IMPRESS, should we make mistakes. Our journalism is editorially independent from any other groups. We are free from commercial bias and are not influenced by billionaire owners, politicians or shareholders. We have always supported local businesses in our area and have given them maximum exposure online, but this time...

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