What a London lockdown could mean... but there's still time to avoid it
The announcement last week that London is now an Area of Concern means that the capital is one step closer towards a localised lockdown.
This followed a steep increase in the number of Covid-19 cases and more people being admitted to hospital with the virus.
In his weekly video update, Dr Will Maimaris, the Director of Public Health for Haringey, has spelled out what stricter measures could look like.
With cases on the rise, we are seeing tighter restrictions on where people can go and what they can do in different parts of the country.
He said that unless we made small sacrifices now, we risked following in their footsteps with a ban on guests to our homes and sanctions on who we can see.
He said: “In the North East of England we are seeing what that actually means. People there are already banned from having guests in their homes or gardens.
“And they have been told they must not meet with friends from outside their own households in indoor settings, whether those people are from the affected areas or not.
“This will have a big impact on the area’s shops, bars, restaurants and other leisure facilities, as well as people’s day to day lives.
“That is why locally, we must make smaller sacrifices now.
“By doing the right thing such as limiting the number of friends we see, wearing a mask when we are indoors in public places and keeping our distance, we will reduce that risk of more restrictions.”
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