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Do your bit

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

London has moved to a High alert status in the ‘three-tier’ system for managing the spread of coronavirus. It’s really important that you follow the latest restrictions and public health advice to keep yourself and loved ones safe:

  • No household mixing indoors – do not meet with people from outside your household (or support or childcare bubble) indoors at any time. This includes at home or in a public place, including no mixing in restaurants, pubs and places of worship.

  • You must not gather socially outdoors, in groups of more than six. Groups of more than six people may be dispersed or fined. This includes outdoor sports.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, use sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Wear a face-covering correctly in enclosed spaces, including shops, public transport and at school gates. There will be fines for not wearing a face covering. You must also make sure it covers your mouth and nose, only touching the straps to put it on and take it off, and regularly replacing or washing it.
  • Stay 2 metres apart from others not in your household or support bubble, if that's not possible aim for at least 1 metre and wear a face covering.

It’s really important that you keep following public health advice to keep yourself and loved ones safe and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Stay safe

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, use sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Wear a face covering correctly in enclosed spaces, including shops and public transport. There will be fines for not wearing a face covering. You must also make sure it covers your mouth and nose, only touching the straps to put it on and take it off, and regularly replacing or washing it.
  • Stay 2 metres apart from others not in your household or support bubble, if that's not possible aim for at least 1 metre and wear a face covering.
  • You must not gather socially, indoors or outdoors, in groups of more than six. Groups of more than six people may be dispersed or fined. This also applies to indoor team sports.

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

  • Request a test online at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119. Find out more about getting a test
  • Stay at home for 10 days, and anyone in your household must stay home for 14 days
  • 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 reduce travel where you can, but you can continue to travel to venues that are open, for work, or education. When you travel: 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Cycle or walk if you can

  • 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 correctly in enclosed spaces, including shops and public transport.

Thank you for doing bit to keep Islington safe.

Stay updated

For information on coronavirus and the situation in the UK visit the Government coronavirus or NHS.uk website.

Protect your loved ones. Download the app

The new NHS COVID-19 app, now 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.
The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in. It uses proven technology from Apple and Google, 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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