Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
The Government yesterday announced a new three-tier Covid-19 warning system (external link).
The new structure outlines restrictions that will be imposed on areas depending on their coronavirus rates and has Medium, High and Very High tiers.
At the moment Haringey, as part of London, is at Medium Alert, meaning we must all continue to follow the national guidelines set by the government last month:
- All businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-19 Secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law, such as nightclubs.
- Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close between 10pm and 5am.
- Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-thru.
- Schools, universities and places of worship remain open
- Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees
- Organised indoor sport and exercise classes can continue to take place, provided the Rule of Six is followed
- People must not meet in groups larger than 6, indoors or outdoors
However, if the number of infections continues to rise then stricter measures could be brought in. The government has launched a postcode checker (external link) so people can keep an eye on restrictions in their area.
We want to thank residents for their hard work so far and are urging our communities to continue to wear a mask, wash hands regularly, follow social distancing rules, limit face-to-face contact where possible, and get a test if you have symptoms (external link). Please, do the right thing.
Haringey Council Leader Cllr Joseph Ejiofor and Director of Public Health Dr Will Maimaris recently wrote to every household in the borough urging residents to take extra care in the wake of increased cases of Covid-19.
The letter, and accompanying guidance, has also been translated into some of the most widely spoken languages within Haringey.
None of us can afford to let up our guard against the Coronavirus, which threatens lives and livelihoods.
Please take care and remember to #DoTheRightThing #KeepHaringeySafe.
- English (PDF, 304KB)
- Bulgarian | български (PDF, 126KB)
- French | Français (PDF, 305KB)
- Polish | Polski (PDF, 305KB)
- Portuguese | Português (PDF, 312KB)
- Somali | Soomaali (PDF, 302KB)
- Spanish | Español (PDF, 311KB)
- Turkish | Türkçe (PDF, 319KB)
People on low incomes needing to apply for the NHS Test and Trace Self-Isolation Support Payment in Haringey can now do so on our website.
If you have been told to self-isolate by Covid-19 NHS Test and Trace and are losing pay because you cannot work, you may be able to claim up to £500.
The government scheme applies to those on low incomes who meet certain criteria.
From September 28 new laws were brought in setting out what you must do if you are told to self-isolate, and the fines you could face if you do not follow the rules.
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