Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that they will be supporting schoolchildren to travel safely and sustainably, in line with social distancing guidelines, as they return to schools in September.
The plans include additional buses and dedicated school services, with an additional 200 extra dedicated school buses being made available onto some of the busiest low-frequency bus routes. TfL is also is urging children to walk, cycle and scoot to school where it is safe to do so.
TfL has also invested £3m in 415 School Street schemes, across 26 boroughs, making active journeys to school safer and easier, by limiting car access to school gates at drop-off and pick-up times.
Locally, the council is working with schools in the borough to ensure that measures to enable social distancing are in place by September, including the use of banners, Jersey Barriers and walking maps around all the schools, showing safe routes and walking times. These measures have been funded by TfL and the council.
Competitions to promote cycling, cycling schemes and active travel training will also be introduced. Keep up to date with the latest plans on the website: www.Haringey.gov.uk/school-journeys
With the majority of shops re-opened and some great discounts on offer it is vital that residents remember to follow the social distance guidelines that have been put in place.
It is now compulsory for anyone shopping inside to wear a face mask to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
For all the details around the use of face masks please click here.
Despite the easing of lockdown measures it is also crucial that everyone adheres to social distancing and remember to keep a safe distance from others.
All the information you need about social distancing can be found here.
We urge everyone to shop safely and if you are visiting local businesses across Haringey, please be respectful of others and help us avoid a second wave of the virus that could potentially lead to another lockdown.
Haringey businesses and residents will receive help to deal with the effects of COVID-19, following the launch of Haringey’s Good Economy Recovery Plan.
The Plan has been launched to help businesses and residents who have suffered economic losses due to the pandemic, to encourage business growth and assist Haringey residents into jobs and training.
It will provide crucial community support at a difficult time, helping to ensure that the Haringey economy emerges from the pandemic stronger, and with renewed emphasis on sustainable green initiatives and digital technology. The aim is to deliver a ‘Good Economy’, in which all parties benefit, rather than setting growth as the sole objective.
Over the next 12 – 18 months Haringey will be focusing on the following 4 priorities:
- Re-opening and supporting our high streets and town centres
- Supporting businesses through recovery and into renewal
- Supporting residents into work and/or training
- Securing social and economic value through investment in our neighbourhoods and communities.
Our high streets are valued community hubs, but during the pandemic more than three-quarters of business halted operations*. Alongside our Good Economy Recovery Plan we’re initiating our High Street Recovery Action Plan and will work collaboratively with partners, communities and local businesses to provide support and get them buzzing again as part of the council’s ‘Re-opening and supporting high streets and town centres’ priority.
The council will be establishing a dedicated borough-wide High Streets team, providing targeted support to market traders, working with businesses and the police to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, making our high streets greener, heathier and safer and widening pavements to support social distancing, amongst other measures.
Cllr Gideon Bull, Cabinet Member for Local Investment and Economic Growth, said: “Coronavirus has affected our whole society, but our businesses and high streets have been affected particularly badly by the lockdown. We are launching these plans to help get local businesses and residents back on their feet, promote local growth and get Haringey’s high streets buzzing again. These plans are part of our wider strategic commitment to supporting local businesses and residents, working alongside our Business Pledge, New Local Plan and Community Wealth Building approach.”
*Figures are from Haringey’s business survey, April 2020
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