Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is working with NHS organisations on a vaccine registry, the latest tool in the fight against COVID-19.
The registry helps researchers working to find a COVID-19 vaccine, to find people who are interested in being contacted about taking part in vaccine studies.
It takes only five minutes to sign up and if you do, there is no obligation to take part in the study.
If you’re interested, you can sign up here: www.nhs.uk/researchcontact
This year Remembrance Sunday will look different to usual, due to the pandemic.
In normal circumstances, public events would have been organised across the borough to honour the heroes who fought for our country. Unfortunately, that will not be able to happen this year, but we will all still remember them in our own way on Sunday 8 November.
We will share details of how we will mark Remembrance Day as a council shortly.
Government guidance states that if you do see a private event taking place, members of the public are permitted to stop and watch as spectators, but must observe the rule of 6 and social distancing rules.
The Government has also urged people to stay at home and not attend the Cenotaph in London where the National Service of Remembrance and two-minute silence normally takes place.
Residents are instead urged to remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice by coming together for a national moment of silence at 11am as the service is broadcast nationwide on BBC One, Sky and ITV.
Today, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced key updates to the support available to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Treasury announced that:
- open businesses which are experiencing considerable difficulty will be given extra help to keep staff on
- business grants are expanded to cover businesses in particularly affected sectors in high-alert level areas
- grants for the self-employed doubled to 40% of previous earnings
The Job Support Scheme - which will come into effect on 1 November - previously saw employers paying a third of their employees’ wages for hours not worked, and required employers to be working 33% of their normal hours. Today’s announcement reduces the employer contribution to those unworked hours to 5%, and reduces the minimum hours requirements to 20%, so those working just one day a week will be eligible.
Further information on what the updates mean for business grants in Haringey will be shared on our business pages as soon as we have it.
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