Southport Hospital staff photographs in and around the hospital wards

Sefton Council will lead in a minute’s silence to remember those who have passed away from COVID-19 in the borough.

Sadly 272 people in the borough have lost their lives through COVID-19 and they will be remembered during a minute’s silence at the start of the next Cabinet Meeting of Sefton Council from 10am on Thursday, June 25.

The silence will be led by Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council and Chief Executive Dwayne Johnson, with residents across the borough encouraged to fall silent at the same time.

Cllr Ian Maher said: “We will never forget those who have fought so bravely against the COVID-19 virus and our thoughts are with everyone who has lost loved ones during this pandemic.

“We understand that this is a very difficult time for anyone who has lost a relation, a friend or a colleague and our deepest sympathies go out to those who are grieving.

“Please if you wish to join us from 10am on Thursday, June 25 in falling silent as a mark of remembrance to those we have lost.”

For more information about support, guidance and advice during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.sefton.gov.uk/coronavirus.