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Under the new national restrictions, hospitality venues, such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs must close for consumption on the premises.
Food and drink (including alcohol) may be provided for consumption off the premises), subject to specific requirements set out below:
Food or drink (no alcohol):
• Between the hours of 05:00 and 22:00 premises may sell food or drink for takeaway, and the purchaser can enter the premises to collect the food and drink.
• After 22:00 until the next morning, premises may sell food and drink, but the sale must be pre-ordered and only made via a delivery, click and collect or a drive-thru facility. The purchaser must not enter the premises or vacate their vehicle.
• Premises may sell alcohol at any time but the sale must be pre-ordered and only made via a delivery, click and collect or a drive-thru facility. The purchaser must not enter the premises or vacate their vehicle.
Businesses must take steps to ensure that customers are not congregating before or once they have collected their order which is to be consumed away from the premises.
We encourage all Haringey businesses to make themselves aware of the requirements and to comply in order to ensure we are all doing what we can to stop the transmission of the virus.
For all the info you need please click on the licensing and enforcement page on the council website.
Although new government restrictions came into force on 5 November, there are still plenty of services remaining operational for Haringey residents to turn to for assistance.
It’s been a difficult time for all, and even where services are available, you may need help accessing or understanding them. There’s a range of support available on our Haringey Together pages, including advice on utilities, Universal Credit, Council Tax and Statutory Sick Pay.
If you are worried about the impact of coronavirus on your money, accessing essential items or accessing the support you need, you can also call our Connected Communities line - tel: 020 8489 4431. This line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
If finance is a concern, then have a look at our ‘My Money’ guide, which has information on accessing financial support.
If you’re worried about having enough food, please have a look at our map of places to access help across the borough and nearby, you can access it here. It’s important to call each organisation in advance to check their opening hours.
For those who are clinically vulnerable, we have a London-wide list of businesses that are currently delivering food.
If things become too much mentally, there’s advice here on how to stay positive and access support.
Haringey Reach and Connect are also providing a telephone befriending service, so you could get a call from someone, just to talk, when you feel you need a chat. If you’re interested, have a look at their website for details.
Updated guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable in line with new national restrictions
The Government announced further guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people in England in line with the national restrictions brought into force from 5 November.
The new advice details further precautions those in this group can take such as staying at home unless shopping for food or exercising and not meeting up with people outside of the household.
Following evidence about groups more likely to be at risk of serious illness from COVID-19, those with chronic kidney disease (stage 5) and those undergoing dialysis, as well as adults with Down’s Syndrome, are also being added to the shielding patient list by the NHS.
The Government will also be providing over £32 million to upper tier councils in England to support the clinically extremely vulnerable over the next month. The funding will be used to provide support, such as access to food deliveries and signposting to local support services, to the most at risk and enable them to stay at home as much as possible over this short period.
The NHS is encouraging patients with an urgent, but not life-threatening, health problem to contact NHS 111 first if they think they need to attend an A&E.
This will ensure that you get the right treatment at the right time, without waiting for long periods of time to be seen in an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.
You can either call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk (external link) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the service is free to use (including from all mobiles).
Patients who need urgent or emergency care will be advised where they need to go for treatment and a timeslot can be booked for them.
NHS 111 can also make direct appointments at GP surgeries and urgent treatment centres in north central London. NHS 111 can also send an ambulance, if the patient’s condition is serious or life-threatening.
Arrangements will not change for people with life-threatening illnesses or injuries, who should still dial 999 immediately. If you do make your own way to an A&E, you will still receive medical care.
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