Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
We know that the winter months can be a difficult and lonely time for many people and this year especially has been incredibly tough.
It is therefore important that we all continue to look out for one another, as well as take care of our own mental health and wellbeing, here in Haringey over Christmas and the New Year period.
Thrive LDN (external link) – a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners – are calling on everyone in the capital to reach out with a helping hand to those around them in their communities who are, or have been, adversely affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (external link).
Try to – if you can – keep an eye on your neighbours and people you know in your local community who may need extra support over the next couple of weeks. To limit contact, stay in touch – if possible – by phone, text message or online.
Haringey’s main food hub will have more resources to distribute to those in need in the borough, following a donation of £10,500 worth of food by Haringey Council.
These supplies will be distributed through the Haringey Food Network to Haringey households in need of support, including through food banks in the borough.
These additional supplies mean there is now approximately eight weeks’ worth of supplies in the hub and we have committed to adding at least £2,000 worth of further supplies in the new year. This will ensure that the hubs have enough food to provide over the Christmas period and will be unaffected by any disruption caused by a no-deal Brexit.
The council has supported the establishment of the Haringey Food Network, a partnership of community food providers working together to ensure equal access to food for all Haringey residents who are experiencing food insecurity.
If you or someone you know needs food support, see here for a map of available food hubs in Haringey.
To have a look at the general support available to residents, businesses and families in Haringey through winter and the pandemic, visit our Haringey Together webpages.
With Haringey and the rest of London put under Tier 4 Coronavirus restrictions, this means additional rules have now been put in place for businesses operating in the borough.
This includes the closure of non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure and entertainment premises.
Those providing essentials goods and services can continue to open, such as supermarkets, petrol stations, electrical repair shops, banks, automated car wash, funeral directors and launderettes.
The following rules now apply:
• Hospitality is closed – café , pubs, takeaways . restaurants etc can only serve takeaway between 5am-11pm. Social distancing must be observed and masks should be worn. After 11pm all order must be remote for delivery or click& collect.
• Customers must not congregate to consume food and drink outside the café, pubs, restaurants, takeaway- this is not a time for social gatherings!
• Gyms are closed
• Non-essential retail is closed (homeware/clothing etc) to the public entering a retail premises but can provide goods online for customers to order and collect.
• Automatic cars washes can operate. Hand car washes are not permitted to operate.
• Electronic repair shops can continue to operate for this purpose only.
Click on the council business enforcement page for all the details you need.
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