Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
The Mobile Testing Units currently in the N17 Enhanced Testing Area area for people who do not show any symptoms of Covid-19 will see the following changes.
From Monday February 8, the MTU stationed at Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, N15 4JA, will be moved to Harris Academy, 100 Parkview Road, N17 9BL.
Our second MTU will be stationed at Stoneleigh Road, Tottenham, N17 9BQ (in the car park opposite The Beehive pub).
They will be open from 8am – 3pm and remain until Friday, February 12.
Unfortunately they will not be able to accept home testing kits.
Home Testing Kits can be dropped off at the Living Under One Sun, Bowling Green and Pavilion, Down Lane Park, Park View Road, N17 9EX which will be open from 10am – 5pm for collections until Friday, February 12.
For more details on the South African Variant and the Enhanced Testing Area please visit our dedicated page here.
The poster below is being distributed to businesses across the borough to aide the uptake of lateral flow testing and help curbing the spread of COVID-19:
The text in the poster reads as follows:
Get tested – stay safe
1 in 3 people with COVID have NO symptoms. Go to www.haringey.gov.uk for opening times and more information.
Symptom-free testing sites at:
- 48 Station Road, Wood Green, N22 7TY
- Tottenham Community Sports Centre, 701 – 703 High Road, N17 8AD
- Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
From Monday 1 February the centres will be open every day:
- Monday 8am – 4pm
- Tuesday/Wednesday 8am – 8pm
- Thursday/Friday/Saturday 8am – 4pm
- Sunday 10am – 2pm
Keep yourself, your workers and your customers safe.
There is no immediate increased public health risk in the area in which the South African variant of the virus has been found, and we do not yet have any evidence of further local spread
The South African variant is thought to have similar infectiousness and severity to the UK variant that is the main COVID variant in circulation
There is currently no suggestion that the vaccines will not work against the South African variant, although it may reduce its effectiveness. This is still being looked into.
You should continue to follow the national lockdown guidance as before. If you cannot work from home then you can still go to work.
Schools should continue to be open for critical workers and vulnerable children, and early years settings should continue to provide childcare for all.
The reason for the mass testing in the N17 area is for Public Health England to determine how far – if at all – the South African variant has spread in the locality.
This will help us stop it from spreading more widely.
As always: please continue to wash your hands more regularly, wear a face covering when in indoor public settings, and continue to socially distance.
For more information on the South African Variant and the enhanced testing programme please click here.
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