Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
We’ve been working with Fusion Lifestyle to make Haringey’s leisure centres a safe environment for you to use and enjoy again, and we’re pleased to announce that we will reopen some facilities at Tottenham Green Pools and Fitness next week.
On Friday 14 August 2020 the gym will open to the public and exercise classes will resume. The 25m pool will open on Wednesday 19 August, and we will then proceed with a phased reopening of the other areas of the centre. We’ll provide further updates as soon as we can.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, Haringey staff, our voluntary and community sector partners and an army of willing volunteers worked together to ensure that the borough’s most vulnerable received food and essential items, delivered to their doors.
The hubs at Alexandra Palace and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium delivered thousands of food parcels to those most in need. This video shows their work, with words from some of those who helped. We’re extremely thankful to all of those who contributed, whether through donations of money, food or essential items, or by giving up their time to help pack and deliver the parcels that we delivered.
Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.
Our Connected Communities team continues to offer advice to residents who may be struggling to cope in the current environment. If you need assistance, visit our Connected Communities page or call 020 8489 4431, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
People who have been shielding during the Covid-19 pandemic have been told that they no longer need to do so, at least for the time-being.
The Government has said that from the beginning of August those who are “clinically extremely vulnerable” can go out.
That means they may:
- go to work if it is Covid-secure, but should carry on working from home wherever possible
- shielded children can return to school or nursery
- go outside but you should keep overall social interactions low
- go shopping and eat out while following social distancing rules
Please continue to wash your hands carefully and more frequently than usual and ensure that you maintain thorough cleaning of frequently touched areas in your home and workplace.
The changes mean that people who have been shielding will no longer receive free food parcels, medicine deliveries and basic care from the National Shielding Service.
However, you will still be able to get:
- local volunteer support which can be organised by Haringey Council
- prescriptions, essential items and food you buy delivered by NHS Volunteer Responders
- priority slots for supermarket deliveries (if you previously registered for free food parcels)
This guidance may change if the number of cases goes up.
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