Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Haringey Council, working with schools, teachers and council staff, is supporting children and young people to return to school safely in September, through the Streetspace School Programme.
Transport for London (TfL) has supported Haringey to provide additional Streetspace for Schools across the borough, using funding that the council has successfully bid for, to make it safer and easier for people to maintain social distancing through active travel.
This work includes the use of banners and barriers along the carriageway to widen pavements outside some schools, allowing teachers, adults and pupils to arrive at school safely. These barriers will be installed ready for school terms to commence at the beginning of September 2020 and checked daily for safety.
Walking maps will also be shared around all schools, showing safe travel routes, and a number of walking initiatives encouraging a walking commute to school will launch. Competitions to promote cycling, cycling schemes and active travel training will also be introduced as part of the programme – to encourage a strong and long-term take up of active travel.
In Haringey, additional school buses will run across at least 24 high frequency bus routes between 07:30-09:30 and 14:30-16:30, until at least the end of October – this includes the W3 route, a main route for secondary school students in the borough – an additional 7 routes will also see more buses added.
Keep up to date with the latest plans on the website: www.Haringey.gov.uk/school-journeys
Across London we are seeing an increase in young people testing positive for Coronavirus.
In recent weeks the numbers of people aged 20 to 29 has been going up right across the capital.
Although you may not feel ill yourself, you can pass it on to others, who may be more seriously affected.
So please play your part in helping us to keep the deadly virus under control and keep London safe and out of lockdown.
It matters for you, it matters for your loved ones, it matters for your community.
Do your bit and stay socially distant, wash your hands more regularly, and wear a mask when in an enclosed public space. Thank you.
With hundreds of children set to return to school in September, Haringey Council has put together a guide on what parents and pupils should expect.
It is based on the latest Government advice about the risks of Covid-19 in the classroom and in and around school.
Each school will be different, and parents are advised to check out the school’s website for how teachers and staff are planning to welcome back pupils.
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