Changes to national restrictions - update
The government has announced that we will be coming out of national restrictions on Wednesday 2 December, as initially planned. This means we will be moving into a local tiered approach, similar to the system in place throughout October.
The national restrictions will come to an end and London will move to tier 2 (High alert).
Tier 2 means no mixing with other households indoors, following the rule of six (not meeting more then six people while seeing others outdoors) and remembering the basics of hands, face and space.
For now, lockdown isn’t over until Wednesday 2 December and the current rules apply. Please follow the rules and stay at home where possible, except for specific purposes outlined in government guidance.
As we come out of the 2nd Lockdown and moving into a Tier 2 restriction there are lots of questions regarding Christmas and what will happen, the government has published some guidance on forming Christmas Bubbles.
High alert rules and updates for those who were shielding
Based on infection and risk, London is now at a high alert level and has tier 2 restrictions in place, which means households cannot mix indoors. This includes that you can't visit other homes or mix with other households in places like restaurants, bars or cafés. You should also minimise journeys and work from home if you can.
From Thursday 5th November 2020 all Local Restrictions will NOT apply and you MUST follow the National Lockdown Rules.
Remember the basics to help tackle Covid-19
In addition to the measures that come with being in a high risk area, we must continue to take every step we can to stay safe:
- Wash your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, then use hand sanitiser
- Guide to washing hands:
Clean hands more often than usual - wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with running water and soap
Ensure hand washing takes place regularly throughout the day
Ensure everyone washes their hands as soon as they enter the school or home
- Guide to washing hands:
- Wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and other enclosed areas, or anywhere it is difficult to socially distance.
- Keep a safe distance from other people outside your household (two metres where possible).
- Book a free test if you’re experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 and stay at home until you get your result.
- Stay at home if you test positive for 10 days from when symptoms started. This includes while symptomatic and waiting to arrange a test.
- Self-isolate if you’re identified as a close or recent contact of someone who has tested positive through NHS Test and Trace.
Visit the NHS Website for more information
Are you struggling to explain COVID-19 to your children? Watch this video with your children and it may help.
Become a Covid-19 community champion
Tower Hamlets Council is calling on residents to sign up to become Covid-19 community champions to help everyone stay informed.
Residents sign up and the council then regularly shares up-to-date advice and information on Covid-19 with them, in their preferred format. Champions then share information with their families, friends and their wider communities, helping them to make sense of it.
Weekly webinars are also held for community champions every Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
You can also sign up to the community champions network by telephone (020 7364 3870) or email email@example.com.