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What the council is doing

The council is doing everything it can to control the spread of coronavirus, provide support to those who need it and keep vital services running

We are working closely with the NHS and Public Health England, local partners and voluntary and community organisations to coordinate services and support to residents, businesses and staff. This area of the website brings all this together and is regularly updated so please continue to check back for the latest.

Latest update from Leader of the Council, Cllr Richard Watts

Cllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council, said: “We’ve now got through a month of lockdown, and I want to give a huge thank you to everyone in our borough for playing your part in this ongoing crisis – we know it is tough, but we will get through this together

"I don't doubt that your life - at work and at home - has changed massively. I want to thank you for everything you are doing.

"The actions you are taking make a huge difference.

"Everyone who has stayed at home, everyone who keeps their distance while out for exercise in the streets, the parks and the Islington's green spaces, thank you. It is because of you we are able to keep these vital lifelines open.

"By using our website and social media to find out crucial information, you have helped keep our phone lines open for those who can’t access information any other way.

"By separating out your rubbish and recycling, and minimizing food waste where possible, you are helping our keep vital services like bin collections going.

"Thank you for all the support you are giving the council, our NHS and all frontline workers working hard to look after us all.

"The strength of our community in Islington is reflected in our compassion and kindness, by supporting each other and continuing to do the right thing, we will get through this crisis."

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