Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
From Friday 24 July, face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets.
A face covering includes both masks and scarves or other textile items that can be used to continually cover the nose and mouth without having to be held in place by hand.
The rules for shops will be enforced by the police, with anyone disregarding them at risk of a fine of up to £100. This will be reduced to £50 if people pay within 14 days.
Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can spread predominantly by droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. These droplets can also be picked up from surfaces, if you touch a surface and then your face without washing your hands first. This is why social distancing, regular hand hygiene, and covering coughs and sneezes is so important in controlling the spread of the virus.
The best available scientific evidence is that, when used correctly, wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets in certain circumstances, helping to protect others.
Be prepared, wear a face covering, shop locally and shop safely.
Yesterday we started a phased reopening of play and outdoor gym facilities in parks. We currently anticipate this will take two weeks to complete, with all facilities being open by the end of July.
After being closed for a significant amount of time, we need to ensure they are safe to reopen. This involves carrying out risk assessments, cleaning, installing new signage and removing the miles of temporary fencing that was erected.
The timeline on our parks pages provide an indication of when we expect each site to open. Please make sure you check before you turn up.
We are only able to re-open these facilities with your help.
- Please do not use if you feel ill or are self-isolating
- Sanitise your hands regularly while using the equipment and remember to wash your hands as soon as you are able to do so after use
- Stay a safe distance from others
- Do not eat or drink within the facilities
- If the facility is busy, wait patiently until you can use it safely, or come back when it is less busy
Earlier this month the Government updated its guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic.
Information has been added in a number of languages: Arabic, Bengali, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Somali, Urdu.
From adapting practices to reduce the spread of infection, to singing and the use of shared items, visit the Government website for a full guide.
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