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The government has published guidance to help the public better understand the different types of coronavirus tests available to them and the best time to use them.
The guidance also shares information about what you should do when you receive a test result.
The types of tests available are for virus testing, which is used to check if you currently have coronavirus, and antibody testing, which is used to tell if a person has previously been infected with coronavirus.
There will be a testing facility at Alexandra Palace on Friday 24 July and Mondy 27 July. To arrange a test you will need to book first through the NHS Test and Trace Service (external link).
Our new Libraries Book and Order telephone line is now available in Muswell Hill, St Ann’s, Stroud Green & Harringay, and Wood Green Libraries.
Customers can order a bag of Ready Reads and book a computer in advance to their visit at one of our reopened libraries.
Ready Reads is a new way to borrow books from Haringey libraries. Simply submit your Haringey Library card details and let us know what you like to read using the dedicated Ready Reads order form, and we’ll choose a selection of books for you. You won’t be able to request specific authors or titles, but we’ll do our best to find books you’ll enjoy.
The telephone number is 0208 489 2700, open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
From Friday 24 July, face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets.
A face covering includes both masks and scarves or other textile items that can be used to continually cover the nose and mouth without having to be held in place by hand.
The rules for shops will be enforced by the police, with anyone disregarding them at risk of a fine of up to £100. This will be reduced to £50 if people pay within 14 days.
Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can spread predominantly by droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. These droplets can also be picked up from surfaces, if you touch a surface and then your face without washing your hands first. This is why social distancing, regular hand hygiene, and covering coughs and sneezes is so important in controlling the spread of the virus.
The best available scientific evidence is that, when used correctly, wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets in certain circumstances, helping to protect others.
Be prepared, wear a face covering, shop locally and shop safely.
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