Sorry there has been a long gap from my last blog entry.
Unfortunately, I contracted the Coronavirus and have been very ill indeed. I was hospitalised and it was a very scary experience. Today is my first day back and I hope everyone is keeping well.
So my blog today is going to focus on remaining well and understanding the new tier system and what it means for Tower Hamlets.
Please look after yourself and your loved ones and keep safe.
Cases of Covid-19 are continuing to rise, and, in our borough, we still have one of the highest levels of the virus in London.
In response, it has been announced that London will be classed as ‘high’ risk (or ‘tier 2’) under the government’s new Covid-19 local alert system.
This includes Tower Hamlets and means we all must again do things differently to protect ourselves and our community.
On top of the current rules, from midnight on Friday:
- You must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
- You must not socialise in a group of more than six outside, including in a garden or park.
- You can travel if you need to for work, school or to visit public places in line with the rules, but you should reduce the number of journeys you make and avoid public transport if you can.
Please be assured that schools, early years settings, colleges and universities remain open.
We knew that household mixing was a way Covid-19 has been spreading and that’s why we’d already been advising against this in Tower Hamlets. This will now be mandatory and while I know these restrictions are difficult, I can’t stress enough the importance of following the rules.
I want to ensure our residents are informed about what they need to do to reduce the spread and keep everyone safe, so please share this email with your friends and family in Tower Hamlets. We will also be writing to households in our borough to provide this update.
The coming months will continue to be challenging but together we’ll remain resilient and get through this. Please read the latest Covid-19 advice on our website and contact us if you need support. Do also stay in touch with people you know who may be finding today’s news difficult, and remember that mental health and wellbeing support is available.
Reminder – IMPORTANT
Remember the basics to help tackle Covid-19
In addition to the new measures that come with being in a high risk area, we must continue to take every step we can to stay safe. Please remember to:
- Wash your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, then use hand sanitiser.
- Wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and other enclosed areas, or anywhere it is difficult to socially distance.
- Keep a safe distance from other people outside your household (two metres where possible).
- Book a free test if you’re experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 and stay at home until you get your result.
- Stay at home if you test positive for 10 days from when symptoms started. This includes while symptomatic and waiting to arrange a test.
- Self-isolate if you’re identified as a close or recent contact of someone who has tested positive through NHS Test and Trace.
Everyone has a part to play to keep themselves, their family and friends and the wider community safe.
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Just wishing everyone a peaceful, safe and week and remember if you need information and advice from the Carers Centre just email email@example.com
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