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How to stay safe

Find out what you can do to stop the spread of the virus and help keep Islington safe

Thank you for all you are doing to protect each other and stay safe.

Stay safe and protect your loved ones

  • Thank you to those of you who’ve had your vaccine already. It really is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from Covid-19.
  • Please think of others and, even if you’ve been vaccinated, continue to take steps to stay safe and follow the basics like hand washing. 
  • Getting regularly tested and following self-isolation guidance if you're contacted by Test and Trace, is still really important in reducing the spread of Covid, including the Delta variant. 
  • Try to avoid crowded buses and trains, and places where there may be lots of people.
  • Choosing to shop locally can reduce the virus spreading, and you’re helping support Islington’s fantastic local businesses to recover.
  • By continuing to wear a face covering while shopping, on public transport, and in busy indoor places, you’ll help keep people safe and provide reassurance.
  • If you are meeting people indoors, then good ventilation significantly reduces risk. Throw open your windows if you can.

Look out for symptoms

  • new, continuous cough
  • high temperature
  • loss or change to, your sense of taste or smell

Got symptoms? Stay home and get tested

  • if you have symptoms you and everyone you live with must stay at home. Do not leave home until you get your test results, except to post a test kit or to attend a PCR test appointment. 
  • if you have a positive test result you must stay at home for 10 days, and anyone in your household must also stay at home for at least 10 days. Find out how this works for households by visiting the Public Health England website. 
  • request a Covid-19 test online or call 119. Learn more about the Covid-19 test.
  • call NHS 111 if you’re worried about your symptoms or someone you live with. In an emergency, dial 999

When travelling around Islington

You should stay home as much as possible and only travel if it is essential. When you travel: 

  • cycle or walk if you can, and avoid busy times
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • carry tissues and use them to catch a cough or sneeze; then bin the tissue, and wash hands or use sanitiser gel
  • wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces, including shops and public transport

  • avoid crowded spaces, including buses and trains, if you can, as the virus spreads more easily when people mix. Travel or shop at less busy times.  

Thank you for doing your bit to keep Islington safe. 

Stay updated

For information on coronavirus and the situation in the UK visit the Government coronavirus or NHS Covid-19 webpages.

NHS Covid-19 app

The NHS Covid-19 app is available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community. It does not collect personal data and is designed to protect every user’s privacy. Read more about how the app protects your data and privacy.

GOV.UK WhatsApp information service

The free service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (Covid-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

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