Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP recently announced that business owners affected by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak will be protected from eviction until the end of March 2021.
This final extension to protections from the threat of eviction will give landlords and tenants three months to come to an agreement on unpaid rent. Further guidance to support negotiations between landlords and tenants will also be published.
Additionally, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has also announced a review of the commercial landlord and tenant legislation.
London’s Covid-19 alert level status is to rise to Tier 3: Very High, the Government has announced today.
From 00.01 (12.01am) Wednesday, December 16, new tougher restrictions will be placed on both residents and businesses.
This is because the number of people catching the virus in the London region is continuing to rise and there is growing concern that our NHS services will struggle to cope with the case numbers.
Under Tier 3:
- You must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, this includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues
- You must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in some other outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility – this is called the ‘rule of 6’
- You can continue to do unlimited exercise alone, or in an outdoor public place in groups up to six
- You can attend places of worship for a service. However, you must not mix with anyone outside of your household or Support Bubble.
- You should avoid staying overnight outside of your own Tier 3 area other than where necessary
- Hospitality venues such as bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants must stay closed, except for delivery and takeaway
- Spectator sports are banned
- Indoor entertainment venues - such as bowling alleys, cinemas and casinos - must stay closed
- Shops, gyms and personal care services (such as hairdressing) can remain open.
For a full list of what you can and cannot do go to the Government website (external link).
Reacting to the news, Dr Will Maimaris, Haringey’s Director of Public Health, said: “We have been seeing the figures rise suddenly across Haringey.
“And I would urge everyone, including teenagers, to keep following the rules for their sake of those closest to them.
“There are now tougher restrictions on who you can meet and where – please also remember that the more people you meet, the higher the risk for you, and for others.
"Do wear a face-covering when in public indoor places; and wash your hands with hot soap and water more regularly.
“It’s vital to understand that you may not show any of the signs – that’s a fever, a new and constant cough, or a loss or change of your sense of smell or taste - but you could still pass coronavirus on to your loved ones, friends and those who are vulnerable. It is a deadly virus. And there are very real risks.
“Please – now again is a time to be cautious. Follow the rules and help save lives and the NHS. And if you are in any doubt, get a free test by calling NHS 119 or by going to the website."
You can book a free Coronavirus test here (external link).
As a result of the pandemic, many of us have been indoors more than usual and may not have been making enough vitamin D from sunlight. The government is offering all adults who are clinically extremely vulnerable, who may have been shielding or are living in care homes, a free 4-month supply of vitamin D supplements to support general health and bone and muscle health.
If you would like to opt-in to receive your free supply of vitamin D, you will need to register your details between 30th November 2020 and 4 January 2021 at the following link: Get vitamin D (external link). You can find general advice on vitamin D on the NHS website (external link).
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