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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 Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council

Islington's Council Leader, said: “Lockdown is tough. For some people, it isolates them at a time when they desperately don't want to be alone. For others it brings added pressures of home-schooling. Whatever your circumstance, it is likely that you'd rather lockdown was over. 

"But we all need to play our part in making lockdown work.

"The point in these harsh measures is to stop the transmission of a virus that has already affected thousands of Islington residents and - tragically - left many of us bereaved. 

"Coronavirus is spreading so quickly in London - our health services and hospitals are under unsustainable pressure. So much so, that the Mayor of London last week declared a major incident.  

"Staying at home makes a difference. It helps to protect the NHS and save lives.  

"Remember that we’re here to help, especially if you have to stay at home because you are shielding. If you need help with shopping, collecting medicine, or if you have money worries, or need a chat, call the We are Islington helpline on 020 7527 8222. It’s open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm.  

"To help keep you safe, council staff will continue to be out around the borough, offering advice to residents and businesses. Where necessary, they will issue fines to anyone who is deliberately putting themselves or others at risk.  

"Now the vaccine is being rolled out, and the older members of our community are already being vaccinated, there is light ahead. But watch out for scams please - vaccines are free, and the NHS doesn't ever ask for bank details. 

"Stay safe and please do your bit by staying home."

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