Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
This winter we’re facing an unprecedented poverty crisis, with 8.4 million people at risk of going hungry each week. But this year we’ve also seen people come together like never before to help one another during a time of desperate need.
That’s why London Councils, the Mayor of London and leading food poverty charities have launched the Covid Community Campaign, to ask people to dig deep and give what they can to help others this winter. The website provides a list of places offering local support in each London Borough as well as where you can donate locally. Information for Haringey is here.
Visit https://covidcommunitycampaign.co.uk/donate/ to donate and learn more about the campaign.
In the past few days the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Haringey has risen by 47%.
Dr Will Maimaris, Haringey Council’s Director of Public Health, said although case rates are still broadly in line with the London average, we all need to act now to slow the spread.
He warns that if the number of cases continues to rise across the city then London may be pushed into Tier 3: Very High alert, meaning tougher restrictions for residents and businesses.
Reacting to the increase in cases within the borough, Dr Maimaris, said:
“In recent days we have seen a spike in the number of Haringey residents testing positive for Covid-19, with the highest rates in young people and working age adults.
“Fortunately, at the moment we are not seeing a corresponding increase in older, more vulnerable age groups.
“Despite the concerning rise in cases, overall rates in Haringey remain largely in line with the numbers across London.
“But with the easing of the rules around Christmas I would like to remind everyone to be extra careful.
“Even people without the obvious symptoms, a constant cough, a fever, or changes to their smell or taste, can potentially pass the infection on to others, including those who are vulnerable or more at risk.”
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Covid-19 vaccination is currently being offered to people most at risk from coronavirus.
The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine.
At this time, it is being offered in some hospitals to:
- some people aged 80 and over who already have a hospital appointment in the next few weeks
- people who work in care homes
- health care workers at high risk
The NHS says the vaccine will be offered more widely, and at other locations, as soon as possible.
For more information on the vaccine, visit the NHS website (external link).
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