Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
The next round of Haringey Giving’s Together We Can Fund has opened. The focus of this round is on supporting children and young people who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Applicants will need to demonstrate that children and/or young people have either designed and developed the project or been actively engaged in its creation and design.
There are two grant sizes available:
• Small Grants Fund: £250 - £1,000 (Up to 10 small grants will be funded)
• Medium Grants Fund: up to £5,000 (4-5 grants will be funded)
To find out more about each Grant Fund and what to include in your application:
• Sign up to the Small Grant Fund webinar on Thursday 7th October at 12 noon here.
• Sign up to the Medium Grant Fund webinar on Thursday 7th October at 3pm here.
Find the guidance notes and application forms here.
New simplified travel rules have come into force in the UK today, with the traffic light system having been scrapped and replaced by a single red list.
Most fully vaccinated travellers arriving from non-red list countries will no longer have to take a test before setting off for the UK, making travelling abroad easier and cheaper.
Testing rules have also been eased for people travelling from non-red list destinations who have been vaccinated in the UK, the EU, the US, or 18 other recognised countries.
Anyone under 18 who is resident in these countries can travel to the UK without testing.
All travellers - except children under five years old - will still have to pay for a PCR test two days after arrival.
People who are not fully vaccinated will need a pre-departure test and a PCR test on days two and eight after they return and must self-isolate for 10 days at home.
But those coming from red list countries including Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines and South Africa, must quarantine for 10 days in a government-approved hotel, at a cost of £2,285 for one adult.
For more information visit Gov.uk (external link)
From the 4 October 2021, a number of changes are being made to the service at pharmacies. The changes are being made to increase traceability of test kits and to continue to assist NHS Test and Trace to identify COVID-positive cases in the community and break the chain of transmission.
The changes to the service will apply from 4 October 2021 and they include:
- A reduction in the number of packs of test kits you can collect from pharmacies from 4 to 2.
- Residents will need to register for a collect code through gov.uk/get-collect-code (external link) or by calling 119 before collecting home test kits from a pharmacy;
- If residents do not wish to register for a collect code, you can request an anonymous collection, but you should use collect codes wherever possible;
- Information on the test kit lot number and the number of test kits supplied will be recorded and reported for each transaction
- This data will be recorded daily to help identify areas of COVID-19 testing demand and support traceability of outbreaks.
- The minimum recommended age for a person to collect LFD test kits will be reduced to 16 years old.
For more information on regular rapid lateral flow COVID-19 testing for people without symptoms visit nhs.uk (external site)
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