Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Nine days after the extension of the booster programme was announced to protect against the Omicron variant, over-40s who had their second doses more than three months ago will be able to get their booster dose at walk-in sites across Haringey from today.
For details of walk-in vaccine clinics in Haringey, please visit www.haringey.gov.uk/vaccine
Please be aware that demand is high today and if you would prefer to book an appointment, you will be able to do so in the coming days
The National Booking System is being updated and this may take a day or two, but once updated, it will accept bookings from people who are aged 40+ and had their 2nd dose over 91 days ago and people in that age group who had their 2nd jab over 2 months ago (61 days), can pre-book their booster jab up to a month in advance.
The National Booking System can be accessed online: www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine (external link) or by calling 119 (free of charge)
All those eligible to take up their 1st, 2nd or booster vaccines are encouraged to do so by 10 December to ensure they are protected in time for Christmas. The vaccine takes 14 days before it provides maximum protection.
Cllr Peray Ahmet, Leader of Haringey Council, has given her reaction to the tragic double murder that took place in Wood Green last week.
Cllr Peray Ahmet said:
“I am devastated by this double stabbing on our doorstep. Every life lost in this borough is one too many and it is shocking that a woman and her father have tragically lost their lives in their own home.
“I have spoken with the Borough Commander and we will continue to take every action possible to prevent this kind of crime happening again.
“The council are putting in place strong measures to work with our community and this includes marking the 16 days of action to highlight violence against women and girls.”
On 4 December, the government announced that from today (6 December), UK and Irish citizens and residents arriving from Nigeria must isolate in a government-approved managed quarantine facility for 10 days, and receive two negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
Currently, the vast majority of cases in the UK have clear links to overseas travel from South Africa and Nigeria, and over the past week, 21 Omicron cases reported in England originate from Nigeria.
In light of emerging evidence on the COVID-19 Omicron variant, from 4am tomorrow (7 December) anyone aged 12 and above wishing to travel to the UK will need to show a negative pre-departure test (Lateral Flow Device (LFD) or PCR) as close as possible to departure and not more than 48 hours before.
The measures will be examined at the three-week review point on 20 December.
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