Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
The North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (NCL CCG), governing healthcare in the region that the borough of Haringey is a part of, has published updated AstraZeneca vaccine guidance on its website.
‘The UK vaccination programme has been very successful, with over 30 million people vaccinated and 6,000 lives saved.
‘There have been some reports of a very rare condition involving blood clots. Although extremely rare, there appears to be a higher risk in people shortly after the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Around 4 people develop this condition for every million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine doses given.
‘This is seen slightly more often in younger people and tends to occur between 4 days and 2 weeks following vaccination.
‘Although very rare, if you experience a severe headache, unexplained bruising, shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling or persistent abdominal pain 4 days to 4 weeks after vaccination, seek medical advice urgently.’
For more information please see: AstraZeneca vaccine guidance - North Central London CCG (external link)
As we progress along the Government's Roadmap out of Lockdown, announced on 22 February, Monday 12 April will see the easing of some lockdown restrictions on England, permitting the following:
- non-essential retail will be able to reopen
- personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons will be able to reopen
- public buildings such as libraries and community centres will be able to reopen
- outdoor hospitality venues will be able to reopen, with table service only
- most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) will be able to reopen
- some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds will be able to take place
- indoor leisure and sports facilities will be able to reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
- all childcare and supervised activities will be allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number)
- weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events will be able to take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens
- self-contained accommodation will be able to open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble. You should continue to minimise the amount that you travel where possible
- care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test)
For more information on how COVID-19 restrictions will be eased in England please see: COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021(extrenal link)
All residents across Haringey will be able to access free, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing twice a week from Friday 9 April.
Rapid testing, using a Lateral Flow Device (LFD), has so far been available to those most at risk and people who need to leave home for work, including frontline NHS workers, care home staff and residents, and households with nursery or school-aged children. Now rapid testing will be offered to everyone, aged 11 years and over, with people encouraged to take regular tests to help prevent outbreaks and help us all get back to a more normal way of life.
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