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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: "The bad news is that Covid infection rates are rising across Islington and although they're not at the levels we've seen in some other areas, it's time to act now to keep you and your family safe. In response to this rise, the council is going to be increasing our communications and upping our enforcement.

"And I'd like to ask you to please respect Council key workers as they go around their important duties over the next few weeks. But the most important thing you can do is to work to keep you and your family safe. That means to regularly wash your hands, to cover your face on public transport, shops, or any other enclosed space, and to give people that vital two meters of space - Hands, face, space.

"You know we all wanted this crisis to have gone away. No one wants there to be a second wave.

"But the quicker we act, now, the quicker we can get back to normal at the end of this pandemic. Please do whatever you can to stay safe and look out for everyone else.

"Thank you, Islington."

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