Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Under the new Tier 4: Stay at Home Covid-19 guidance no weddings or civil partnership ceremonies should take place - except in exceptional circumstances.
Those circumstances include where a person is seriously ill and not expected to recover ("deathbed wedding") or is due to undergo debilitating treatment or life-changing surgery.
These weddings are limited to 6 people.
Any wedding, funeral or linked commemorative event in an area with a lower tier, that has a guest who lives in a Tier 4 area, must follow the maximum Tier 4 gathering limits.
Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people. Linked religious, belief-based or commemorative events, such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 6 people in attendance in Tier 4 areas.
Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a Support Bubble.
For more information on the new Tier 4: Stay At Home rules please visit the Government website (external link).
The Prime Minister today (Saturday, December 19) announced that London and much of the south east of England will be moved into a new Tier 4 Covid-19 alert from tomorrow.
Households have been told they must not mix and the planned Christmas relaxation of the rules, which were due to begin on December 23 for five days, must now not go ahead.
Residents in those areas must stay at home, with limited exemptions, similar to the rules under the National Restrictions. All non-essential shops and indoors gyms must close.
People are being advised to work from home when they can, and should not enter or leave Tier Four areas. Communal worship may continue.
People not sharing a home or in a Support Bubble must not mix until the tier level is reviewed on December 30.
The decision came following the discovery of a new variant of Covid-19 that is spreading the virus at a far faster rate.
People are being told to keep following the advice: reduce all contact; wear a face-covering when in indoor public places; continue to socially distance; and wash your hands with soap and hot water regularly.
You can find the full list of what you can and cannot do under Tier 4: Stay Home status here (external link).
Most of us will have felt some sort of impact on our mental health as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and with Christmas around the corner we know that this can be an added pressure.
If you’re feeling upset, anxious or stressed at this time, we want to reassure you that you’re not alone and there is support available.
If you’re feeling stressed ahead of the festive period, this guide by Thrive LDN (external link) shares guidance on how to find support and what to do if you’re feeling lonely.
Locally, Haringey Reach and Connect are providing a befriending service (external link) for anyone who needs a friendly person to talk to.
Thrive LDN has also put together some top tips for taking care of your mental health (external link) in English and 26 other language to support migrant communities.
Good Thinking (external link), can help to promote proactive self-care, you can use the self-assessment tool (external link) to get a better understanding of what you’re going through and how to get support.
There’s also a range of resources to help maintain good wellbeing at Every Mind Matters (external link), including an interactive quiz, the Your Mind Plan (external link), to get top tips and advice relevant for you.
If you are in crisis and need urgent support, local service Safe Haven provides a safe, confidential helpline for anyone living in, or who has an existing GP, in Haringey and is aged 18+.
Call 0800 953 0223 - 7 Days a week, 5-8pm, including bank holidays. Out of hours: leave a message or text: 07943 156 973 or email: email@example.com
You can also contact The Samaritans - Call free on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website (external link). You can also contact SHOUT - Text SHOUT to 85258 or visit Shout Crisis Text Line (external link).
The bereavement care charity Cruse is helping families affected by coronavirus - Call free on 0808 808 1677 or visit the Cruse website (external link).
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