Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
From the 8 August the government will be extending the existing guidance on places where members of the public will be required to wear a face covering, this includes:
• funeral directors
• cinemas and theatres
• concert halls
• museums, galleries, aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms, or other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites.
• nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers – other than where necessary to remove for treatments
• massage parlours
• public areas in hotels and hostels
• places of worship
• libraries and public reading rooms
Face coverings are not required in restaurants with table service, bars, and pubs.
Read the full list of places where face covering will be required (external link).
The government has also published social distancing cards or badges (external link) which people can display if they have difficulties or concerns in maintaining social distancing. The badges are available for mobile phones as well as print.
Weddings and civil partnerships are still facing a number of strict measures under updated government guidelines released yesterday.
Up to 30 people can attend a marriage or civil partnership, where this can be safely accommodated with social distancing in a COVID-19 secure venue. This includes the couple, guests and third parties such as photographers and security.
Wedding receptions or parties should not currently be taking place. In line with wider social distancing guidance any celebration after the ceremony should involve no more than two households in any location or, up to 6 people from different households if outdoors.
A previously planned relaxation in restrictions to allow a total of 30 people to attend wedding receptions from 1 August has now been put back until 15 August at the earliest.
Read the full guidance on the government website.
As of 1 August 2020, people deemed to be clinically extremely vulnerable can attend their places of work, so long as those workplaces have been made COVID-secure.
However, extremely vulnerable individuals should continue working from home wherever possible. The full guidance on working safely can be found here (external link).
The government’s guidance on accessing food if you are vulnerable (external link) has also been updated to reflect that essential food parcel deliveries ended on 31 July. Those who are on the supermarket priority list for food delivery slots will stay on the list after 31 July.
Our Connected Communities team is continuing to provide assistance and advice to those who are in need. If you’re struggling to deal with the non-medical effects of Covid-19, have a look at our Connected Communities page or call 020 8489 4431, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
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