Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
We are aware that many residents are having problems accessing the national NHS Test and Trace service for people displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
This is not just a local issue but is affecting all areas of the country.
As a local authority we have been asking for these issues to be resolved as quickly as possible.
The Director of testing at NHS Test and Trace, Sarah-Jane Marsh, has apologised to anyone who has been unable to access a COVID-19 test.
The testing sites do in fact have capacity, which is why they do not appear overcrowded, it is the laboratory processing that is causing delays due to the demand.
The NHS is doing all it can to expand the service as quickly as possible. We are also working with the national programme on setting up additional testing sites within Haringey to ensure residents can get tested locally.
An effective test and trace system is crucial in managing our response and reducing case numbers within our borough.
At present we have one mobile testing unit operating at Alexandra Palace, Hornsey Gate, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY.
Please note, you will need to book an appointment in advance, you will not be able to get a test by turning up.
To arrange a test call 119 or visit the testing website here (external link).
The dates for September are:
- Thursday 10th
- Sunday 13th
- Wednesday 16th
- Saturday 19th
- Tuesday 22nd
- Friday 25th
- Monday 28th
Another MTU is operating at Raynham Road Car Park in Enfield where a Covid-19 walk in test centre is operating for the foreseeable future.
You will also be required to book an appointment before having the test.
Our leisure centre partners, Fusion Lifestyle, are holding drop-in sessions next week for customers who have been experiencing difficulties with their memberships upon the re-opening of our leisure facilities.
There will be a Customer Relations Manager present at each site on the days and times below:
Park Road: Wednesday 16 September, 12noon - 1pm
Tottenham Green: Thursday 17 September, 12noon - 1pm
New River Sports and Fitness
Unfortunately, New River remains closed – we are awaiting an opening date from Fusion. Football teams that use the site for games and for training purposes will need to make other arrangements for the time being. We apologise for this inconvenience and will provide an update as soon as it’s possible to do so.
You can book other football pitches in Haringey using the details below:
Call: 0333 300 3477
Most families have experienced changes to routine and added stress during the pandemic. As children and young head back to school or college this may, understandably, increase stress and anxiety for parents, carers, children and young people.
Public Health England (PHE)’s new Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to look after children and young people’s (CYP) mental wellbeing at this time.
The advice has been developed in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities and is designed to help parents and carers spot the signs that children may be struggling with their mental health, and show the actions they can take to support them.
In addition to the advice for parents and carers the site also provides tools to help young people build resilience and equips them to look after their mental wellbeing.
Learn more about Every Mind Matters to support children and young people (external link).
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