COVID-19 previous updates - 27 March
27 March 2020
Social distancing | Proud to care | Access to food in Haringey | Increase in military vehicles visible in London | Home moves put on hold | Haringey claps our NHS and social care staff | Shielding the most clinically vulnerable from coronavirus
Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, Leader of Haringey Council, has sent a strong reminder to individuals who are not listening to government advice on social distancing.
The vast majority are helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus by staying at home whenever possible.
However, there are some individuals who are still meeting up in large groups in our public spaces and potentially spreading the virus around Haringey and could affect their loved ones.
Cllr Ejiofor is urging everyone to listen to the advice - stay at home, save lives and support the NHS.
You can see the video below or click the link here to watch on Vimeo (external link)
Following the coronavirus outbreak, many of our social care services are under increasing pressure due to high demand. Proud to Care is urgently looking to recruit new care workers to start as soon as possible, to support Adult Social Care services in north London.
Protecting our most vulnerable people in their own homes is, now more than ever, a key priority. These roles will offer a fulfilling opportunity to people who wish to support the community during this difficult time and can lead to a long-term career in the care sector.
We know that many people have also been affected financially by the outbreak and may be struggling to pay rent and bills, especially if you have just lost your job or income. We hope the opportunity to work in this field may be an option for you.
Proud to Care is sponsored by the five London Boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. Care providers may be able to match you with a service near your home that can work around your availability. However, you should only consider this if you are confident that you, and everyone that you live with, are in good health.
Training will be provided to that you can carry out the roles advertised and keep yourself and others safe. The more we can support people at home in our community, the more we can protect each other, save lives, and support the NHS.
For more information and job posts please visit the Proud to Care website (external link). Please share this information with anyone who you feel may be interested in getting involved. You can also speak to Haringey Works if you have been out of employment for some time on 020 8489 2969 or 020 8489 2852.
We know that it has been difficult for some people to access the essential food and supplies they need during the coronavirus outbreak.
We have been working closely with partners across Haringey to support all residents in the community to get the access to the food and supplies they need during this difficult time. We will be delivering to those individual households that need it most, as well as designated mini-hubs over the coming week.
If you are finding it hard to get hold of food we can help - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or called 020 8489 4431 - lines are open Monday - Friday between 08:30am and 6.30pm.
The Ministry of Defence has advised that a number of military vehicles will be visible on London streets as they help deliver important personal protective equipment.
Military assistance such as this is routine in times of crisis and these vehicles have been organised as part of the coordinated response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The government has issued new guidance for people buying and selling homes, urging them to do all they can to amicably agree alternative dates to move, for a time when it is likely that stay-at-home measures against coronavirus will no longer be in place.
Streets across Haringey reverberated to the ripple of continuous applause on Thursday night as residents took the streets in support of NHS and social care staff.
These scenes in Muswell Hill (external link) and Tottenham (external link) were replicated across the borough as residents clapped their hands and rattled pots and pans to pay tribute to those at the frontline of the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
English Premier League club Spurs also turned Tottenham Hotspur Stadium blue (external link) in another tangible show of staunch support overall.
Boroughs are playing an important role in supporting the estimated 1.5 million people nationally with specific health conditions who are most clinically vulnerable to coronavirus.
This group is being asked to 'shield' themselves from almost all social contact, staying at home at all times and avoiding face-to-face contact wherever possible.
Many people in this category will have their own support networks, but some will not.
Boroughs will play an important role in ensuring people in this situation continue to have access to food, medicines and social contact.
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