COVID-19: Keep Doing the Right Thing
- A message from the Director of Public Health and the Leader
- Living with COVID-19
- Download the guide - translated in various community languages
Since 19 July, most legally enforced coronavirus protection measures were lifted in England as we moved out of lockdown.
However, COVID-19 is still with us, and new variants are likely to emerge, so now is not the time to let our guard down.
As many residents are feeling confused or anxious about the changes to government guidance, we have produced a guide to help you to protect yourself and others while we all learn to live with COVID-19.
The vaccine is our greatest defence against COVID-19 and the protection it provides to a large proportion of people in England is the main reason the government has lifted restrictions. If you are over 18 and haven’t done so already, please get vaccinated without delay.
The behaviour we have adopted to control the spread of the virus - Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air - will continue to reduce our risk of infection.
How we manage the spread of the virus within our communities is down to us and each of us must take responsibility for our actions, to protect ourselves and others and help us get back to a more normal way of life.
Please play your part to keep Haringey safe, enjoy your summer and keep doing the right thing.
Dr Will Maimaris, Director of Public Health
Cllr Peray Ahmet, Leader of Haringey Council
COVID-19 will be with us for some time, so we must continue to act carefully as we learn to live with it.
Most businesses, public buildings and leisure facilities continue to follow COVID-19 safe practice. Look out for the Test and Trace QR codes and evidence of ‘COVID-19 safe’ practice. Settings where the risk of exposure is greatest, due to large numbers of people, may require visitors to present a COVID-19 Pass to enter, and proof of double vaccination will be mandatory from late September.
Please use your judgement to assess your risk of exposure to COVID-19 when visiting locations and if you feel unsafe - leave.
Most importantly follow the instructions below to keep doing the right thing to protect yourself and others from the virus.
- Vaccination offers the best protection against COVID-19. If you haven’t already done so, get vaccinated without delay.
- Ventilation and fresh air: Meet up with others outdoors, or in a well-ventilated space. If indoors - open windows and doors to let fresh air in.
- Twice weekly testing using a lateral flow test will tell you whether or not you are carrying the virus, even if you have no symptoms.
- NHS Test and Trace: If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace, please comply fully with instructions to isolate. This is required by law.
- Wear a face covering in enclosed or crowded public spaces to help stop the spread of the virus. It is mandatory to wear a face covering on Transport for London services.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitiser to help protect you from picking up the virus from surfaces you touch.
- COVID-19 symptoms: If you have any symptoms such as - a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell - book a PCR test immediately by calling 119 and stay at home until you get the result.
- If you are clinically vulnerable (external link) or have a health condition putting you at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, you need to take extra care to protect yourself.
The booklet below includes easy-to-access information for the local community on COVID-19 vaccination, testing, international travel and NHS Test and Trace.
It also includes translations in the following community languages:
- Shqip (Albanian)
- Български (Bulgarian)
- Polski (Polish)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Română (Romanian)
- Español (Spanish)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
See also an EASY READ version of this guide:
If you need a Braille version of this guide, please contact us on 020 8489 4431.
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