Publish date: 5 September 2020

Thank you to those who joined today's live Q&A with Simon Barber, Joanne Hiley, John Heritage and Tracy Hill.

For those who were unable to attend, a recording of the session is below. This week's session included discussions (in this order) about:

    • Clear face masks and information to support those with hearing impairments
    • Covid-19 testing for staff who regularly visit care homes
    • The position of our services now compared with before covid -19
    • Mersey Care and Greater Manchester Mental Health transaction update, including redundancy and MARS
    • Car park charges at Knowsley sites and in future at Mersey Care and GMMH sites
    • Face coverings for ward/admin offices on clinical sites
    • Tips for avoiding glasses steaming up whilst wearing masks/coverings
    • Covid-19 phase three planning approach – mental health high on the agenda
    • Potential changes to our work from home messages to provide more flexibility to be most effective


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Recordings of previous live Q&As are online.