Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
In order to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and potential harmful variants in the UK through international travel, the government has announced that anyone permitted to arrive into the UK will either need to quarantine at home or quarantine in a government-approved managed quarantine facility (hotel quarantine), for 10 days.
Those arriving from a country on the UK’s travel ban list within the previous 10 days will be required to quarantine in a Government approved facility for 10 days.
All people arriving into the UK will also need to take a test on day 2 and 8 of their 10 day quarantine period. This will provide an additional layer of protection against the risk posed by variants.
These new guidelines will be enforced by new fines to anyone flouting the rules. There will also be an increase in physical checks at private addresses where recent arrivals are quarantining.
Learn more: www.gov.uk/travel-quarantine-and-testing
From today (Monday 15 February 2021), people aged 65 to 69, and those who are clinically vulnerable will begin receiving invitations for COVID-19 vaccinations from the NHS.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) defines clinically vulnerable people as those with:
chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis and severe asthma
chronic heart disease (and vascular disease)
chronic kidney disease
chronic liver disease
chronic neurological disease including epilepsy
severe and profound learning disability
solid organ, bone marrow and stem cell transplant recipients
people with specific cancers
immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
asplenia and splenic dysfunction
severe mental illness
This priority group will be able to book an appointment for their vaccination online once they receive their letter from the NHS. Those aged 70 and over who have yet to receive their invitation letter can also continue to use the online national booking service (external link) to make an appointment. Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination programme, please visit GOV.UK (external link).
We would like to inform residents that door-to-door enhanced coronavirus testing in parts of the N17 (Tottenham Hale) area of Haringey will be ending this Tuesday 16 February – the team will be carrying out final collections of tests today and tomorrow morning.
We would like to thank all those who took part in our efforts to track the South African variant and this difficult time. Your support has been invaluable will enable us to have a clearer picture on the support our community needs.
All positive Covid-19 tests from our targeted testing will be sent for further study to find out more about the variant and we will be publishing the results of the enhanced testing when we are given the information from Public Health England – which we expect in the next few weeks.
- Didn’t get a test. Please don’t worry, The aim of the enhanced testing area was to deliver tests to all residential properties within the footprint area to see how far – if at all – the South African variant has spread. All the tests have now been delivered you can still take a rapid test at one of our sites.
- Missed our visit but want to be tested, you can go to the mobile testing unit without an appointment before Tuesday 15 February at one of the following locations: Back of Harris Academy, Park View Road, N17 9BL or Stoneleigh Rd, Car Park, Tottenham, London N17 9BQ. Open 7 days a week from 8am - 3pm
- Were not at home when we visited to collect your test, you can also take your completed kit to the Tottenham Community Sports Centre, 701-703 High Road, Tottenham, N17 8AD - Mon 8am-4pm, Tues 8am - 8pm.
- Or Living Under One Sun Community Café and Hub, Bowling Green and Pavilion, Down Lane Park, Park View Rd, N17 9EX - until Tues from 10am - 5pm.
If you have any further queries or require support with food or essential items, please call Connected Communities on 0208 489 4431. Please continue to follow the national lockdown guidance and stay safe.
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