23 Mar 2021

The CCG, along with St Helens Borough Council, St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust and other organisations are joining the National Day of Reflection today to mark the anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown.

End of life charity Marie Curie is planning the day to remember those who have died since 23 March – exactly a year since the UK was first told to stay at home.  This will include a minute’s silence at 12pm today followed by a bell toll and a doorstep vigil at 8pm with a light to remember someone who has died and show support to people going through bereavement.

Prominent landmarks will also be lit up across the country including St Helens Town Hall and the Steve Prescott Bridge and a number of cherry blossom trees will be planted across the borough to grow into a lasting memorial. You can also contribute to the online book of condolence here.

It has been an incredibly difficult year for all. Marking the one-year anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown by remembering those who have sadly lost their lives is a fitting tribute and we'd encourage all to take part in the silence today at 12pm.