Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
A strong partnership of councils, NHS organisations, voluntary and community organisations across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington, is working closely together to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination programme. We have agreed a clear plan to deliver the largest vaccination programme across north central London in our history.
The first stocks of the Pfizer / BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine have been delivered to the Royal Free Hospital and some local GP surgeries and residents are being invited to have the vaccination in priority order. In line with the priorities, we have started vaccinating over 80s, frontline NHS staff and those working in care homes.
Please don’t contact your GP – we need all practice staff to be able to focus on making sure the right people are contacted at the right time for vaccination appointments. You will be contacted as soon as it is your turn to come forward. Every batch of Covid-19 vaccines undergoes stringent tests to ensure its safety, before it can be used, so please take up your invite and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
Vaccines are our best defence against the virus but with cases rising rapidly across London, we can’t afford to drop our guard. Please follow the guidance to protect yourselves and your family – keep 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household or bubble, regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds or more and cover your face and nose when you are in public indoor spaces.
For more information about the vaccine visit the NHS website (external link).
We know that more people will be feeling lonely as they self-isolate during the pandemic, particularly over the festive period. We want to reassure those who may be feeling lonely, that you aren’t alone and support is available.
Locally, Haringey Reach and Connect are providing a befriending service for anyone who needs a friendly person to talk to. Find out more: https://reachandconnect.net/get-support (external link).
To help tackle loneliness, the government is supporting book clubs, walking groups and other community projects through the Local Connections Fund (external link), a £4million fund designed to help local organisations bring people and communities together.
The Chickenshed charity is also running a project called Living Letters, which connects people to help prevent loneliness during the pandemic. Learn more: https://www.chickenshed.org.uk/living-letters-four-week-project (external link).
Following the government’s announcement that London is entering Tier 3 of Covid-19 restrictions from tomorrow (Wednesday 16 December), all Haringey libraries will be closed to the public with the exception of Hornsey, Marcus Garvey and Wood Green Libraries.
These three libraries will be open between the hours of 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday and will offer the following services:
• Click & Collect
• Ready Reads
• Bookable computer use
Our online services and dedicated library telephone line are operating uninterrupted.
Please see our libraries page for the latest on all available library services.
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