Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night announced tougher national restrictions for the whole of England from this Thursday 5 November until 2 December.
He will update Parliament tomorrow (Monday), and MPs are set to vote on the measures on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister announced that from Thursday 5 November, everyone must stay at home, and may leave only for a limited set of reasons. These include:
- For education;
- For work, if you cannot work from home;
- For exercise and recreation outdoors, with your household, support bubble or on your own with one person from another household;
- For all medical reasons, appointments and to escape injury or harm;
- To shop for food and essentials;
- And to provide care for vulnerable people, or as a volunteer.
Non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues will be closed. Click and collect services can continue and essential shops, including supermarkets, will remain open. He said this means there is no need for anyone to stockpile.
Pubs, bars, restaurants must close, except for takeaway and delivery services.
The Prime Minister also said that shielding as practised in the spring will not currently be reintroduced. But he said the clinically vulnerable, or those over the age of 60, should be especially careful to follow the rules and minimise contacts with others. Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable should not only minimise their contacts with others, but also not go to work if they are unable to work from home.
More detail on the restrictions – including more detailed business information, rules around weddings, civil partnerships, religious services and funerals, and information on childcare – can be found on the government website.
You can read the government’s press release too.
As a council, we will be assessing what the Prime Minister’s statement means for us. Further information will be provided on these pages as we have it.
Coombes Croft Library reopens on Saturday 31 October, following a refurbishment. The library has new furniture, and range of new books and a great new children’s area. Opening hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10.30am – 2.30pm.
After a £3.5 million renovation effort, Hornsey Library will be reopening to the public on Thursday 5 November. The library has new furniture, improved study space, a bigger colourful children’s library and many new books.
Face coverings are mandatory in all Haringey libraries and COVID security measures are in place.
With Tier 2 restrictions in place and ongoing uncertainty created by COVID-19, this half-term will be more challenging for families than usual. We want to reassure you that there is help available locally.
Our Haringey Together pages include a host of support on finances, business, mental health and how to stay positive.
There’s also help on our Connected Communities pages. If you are worried about the impact of coronavirus on your money, accessing essential items or accessing the support you need, please call the team on 020 8489 4431, at 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
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