LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. Military Planners assigned to Merseyside Resilience Forum at the Cunard Building on 7 April 2020. Picture: Jennifer Bruce/Liverpool City Council.

Photo Essay 6 – 10 April

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The Covid-19 crisis has temporarily changed the face of the city. During the first few days of the lcokdown, military planners were assigned to Liverpool City Council’s HQ – the Cunard Building – to assist with logistics.

Local government staff were drafted in to help support the emergency food hubs and teachers were asked to run the school hubs for the children of key workers.

Pictures by Jennifer Bruce/Liverpool City Council.


Military Planners assigned to Merseyside Resilience Forum at the Cunard Building on 7 April 2020.
Tony Reeves, Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council (right) and Steve Reddy, Director of Children’s Services meet with the senior management team at the Cunard Building on 6 April 2020.
The first consignment of personal protective equipment (PPE) from government arrives on Merseyside on 7 April 2020.

Liverpool City Council dispatched a wide range of healthy food to help vulnerable residents.

City council staff prepare food parcels for Liverpool’s most vulnerable residents ahead of the Easter weekend. 6 April 2020.

Professional drivers from a range of council services were redeployed to deliver food parcels

Jacqueline Wall a driver from the city council’s transport services delivers food parcels to shielded residents in Liverpool on 11 April 2020.
Jacqueline Wall and Michael Benjamin from the city council’s transport services deliver food parcels to shielded residents in Liverpool on 11 April 2020. Picture: Jennifer Bruce/Liverpool City Council.

Playing a part in helping people in these dark times is just who I am.

Jacqueline Wall, Carer Driver


Children at a hub in north Liverpool eat Easter eggs during extended Easter bank holiday weekend hours to further support key workers on 10 April 2020.
A picture created by children at a hub in north Liverpool during extended Easter bank holiday weekend hours to further support key workers on 10 April 2020.
Staff at Aintree University Hospital take part in ‘Clap For Carers’ after losing two staff members to coronavirus. 9 April 2020.
The flag flies at half mast from the Cunard Building in honour of Liz Glanister, a nurse at Aintree Hospital who died after testing positive for Covid-19. 6 April 2020.
The Liver Building is lit up blue in support of carers on 9 April 2020.