Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Our leisure centres will remain open until tomorrow evening (Wednesday 4 November) and then will close, as the government's new national restrictions come into force.
We are currently working with Fusion Lifestyle to ensure that the centres are ready for a December return; however, we will monitor government advice and provide updates as they become available.
Please see Fusion’s website for information on how the closures will affect membership payments.
Furlough scheme to remain open until December
On 31 October, the Prime Minister announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – also known as the furlough scheme – will remain open until December, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.
Under the extended scheme, the cost for employers of retaining workers will be reduced compared to the current scheme, which means the extended furlough scheme will be more generous for employers than it was in October.
The new measures are due to be discussed in the House of Commons tomorrow (4 November), including:
- An extension of the Mortgage payment holiday for up to 6 months
- Continuation of the Local Restrictions Support Grant, with grants worth up to £3,000 per month to businesses required to close in England due to local or national restrictions
- One-off payments to support businesses – more information to follow when available
Further detail on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and grant schemes will be announced by Government in the coming days.
Further information, including information on grants, will appear daily on our COVID-19 Business Support section of the website.
A new COVID Fraud Hotline has been launched by the Government and Crimestoppers, where the public can report suspected fraudulent activity anonymously and free of charge.
The Government is urging residents to contact the hotline, to help them track down a minority of individuals who have been abusing schemes set up to support people during the pandemic.
The COVID Fraud Hotline is open 24/7, 365 days a year on 0800 587 5030, or residents can fill in an anonymous form at Covidfraudhotline.org
The Government says that although fraud is a hidden crime, the public can still look out for tell-tale signs. These can include unusual buying activity by companies and individuals, as well as cold calling by those falsely claiming that they are from the government, offering money for schemes.
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