Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Haringey Council are assisting Tottenham Hotspur in helping to provide additional testing for supporters who are attending the Carabao Cup Final on Sunday against Manchester City.
The event at Wembley Stadium is a pilot of new arrangements following the Government’s Roadmap out of Lockdown, assessing how major events can reopen safely to the public as restrictions ease and fans must take a lateral flow COVID-19 test at a designated site – not a home test – in the 24 hours before the game.
The match will be attended by 8,000 fans, of which 2,000 tickets have been allocated to Spurs supporters.
To facilitate this LFD testing requirement, Haringey Council has laid on extra testing capacity at the Tottenham Community Sports Centre, 701-703 High Road Tottenham, N17 8AD (opposite the Tottenham Stadium) this Saturday and Sunday.
The Tottenham Community Sports Centre will be open from 3pm – 10pm on 24 April and from 8am - 3pm on the 25 April to facilitate fans accessing LFD testing. The lateral flow test centre at Alexandra Palace will be open as usual from 10am to 6pm on both days.
Surge testing was carried out in the Muswell Hill area of the borough from 19 – 26 March, following detection in February of a case of the variant first identified in Brazil (VOC-21JAN-02), traced back to travel from Brazil. As part of the test area was in the borough of Barnet, we worked in partnership with Barnet Council in coordinating the programme locally on behalf of NHS Test & Trace. Overall, we collected 1,318 test kits from the test area which along with 783 tests completed at our Mobile Test Unit, were sent to a laboratory for genetic sequencing.
We are happy to report that, apart from a very small number of cases in close contacts of the original case, no further cases of the variant or any other variant of concern have been identified. Therefore, there is no evidence as yet of any wider community spread in the area.
We would like to thank all the residents who got tested as part of this enhanced testing operation. Your cooperation and vigilance are key to keeping infection rates low in Haringey, especially as we move out of lockdown. Please continue to follow the Public Health guidance: Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering in enclosed spaces and practice social distancing with people from outside your own household. You should also ensure that you get tested regularly, using lateral flow testing, as one in three people with COVID do not have any symptoms but can still pass on the virus to others who may become seriously ill.
Full details on how to access testing in Haringey are available on: www.haringey.gov.uk/COVID-testing
Thank you for playing your part to #KeepHaringeySafe
The Haringey Federation of GPs has organised a series of COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinics for people aged 45 and over to receive their first vaccination.
• Lordship Lane Health Centre, 239 Lordship Lane, N17 6AA, 8pm to 9pm on Thursday 22 April
• Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 782 High Road, London N17 0BX, 10am to 4pm on Saturday 24 April
• Bounds Green health centre, Gordon Road, N11 2PF, 8pm to 9pm on Saturday 24 April
You will need to bring proof of identification with you.
If you are not eligible to receive your first dose, please DO NOT attend a clinic as you will be turned away.
Thank you for your co-operation.
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