Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
As lockdown measures begin to lift and more businesses begin to reopen, adequate social distancing needs to be implemented to assure the safety of businesses, their staff and those visiting them.
From the end of July 2020 the council will be starting its Pavement Licence application process, in line with the government’s new legislation under the Business and Planning Act 2020 – making it quicker and cheaper for businesses, such as cafes, restaurants and bars, to provide adequate social distancing through additional seating outside.
Pavement Licences under the new Act will be more streamlined and quicker to apply for, with the consultation process being cut down to 14 working days compared to the current 28-day period. The fee will also be capped at £100.
The move will allow businesses to secure licences in time for the summer, to protect hospitality jobs and to help businesses provide income over the remainder of the summer.
For more information and updates, visit the council’s pavement licences webpage.
The government has published guidance to help the public better understand the different types of coronavirus tests available to them and the best time to use them.
The guidance also shares information about what you should do when you receive a test result.
The types of tests available are for virus testing, which is used to check if you currently have coronavirus, and antibody testing, which is used to tell if a person has previously been infected with coronavirus.
There will be a testing facility at Alexandra Palace on Friday 24 July and Mondy 27 July. To arrange a test you will need to book first through the NHS Test and Trace Service (external link).
Our new Libraries Book and Order telephone line is now available in Muswell Hill, St Ann’s, Stroud Green & Harringay, and Wood Green Libraries.
Customers can order a bag of Ready Reads and book a computer in advance to their visit at one of our reopened libraries.
Ready Reads is a new way to borrow books from Haringey libraries. Simply submit your Haringey Library card details and let us know what you like to read using the dedicated Ready Reads order form, and we’ll choose a selection of books for you. You won’t be able to request specific authors or titles, but we’ll do our best to find books you’ll enjoy.
The telephone number is 0208 489 2700, open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
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