Enhanced testing area collection point

Anyone living in the enhanced testing area can now drop off their completed swabs at our collection point:

Living Under One Sun,
Bowling Green and Pavilion,
Down Lane Park,
Park View Road,
N17 9EX

https://goo.gl/maps/Pqy3FG46DE115HHt8

Opening times: 10am to 5pm, seven days a week, until Wednesday 17 February.
PLEASE VISIT HARINGEY COUNCIL WEBSITE TO CHECK IF YOUR ADDRESS IS IN THE ENHANCED TESTING AREA

Click on the following link for more information: https://www.haringey.gov.uk/…/covid-variants-haringey…


Important health message for N17 residents

This is an important health message – please do not ignore
Public Health England has discovered that one household in the Tottenham Hale area has the South African variant of the Covid-19 virus.
This variant is more easily passed from person to person.
To see if it has spread in the community and to help contain the virus, all local people aged 16 and over are being asked to get tested.
We will soon be going door to door offering home testing kits which we will collect.
A Mobile Testing Unit for people who do not have symptoms will also be in the local area.
You can find more details of what we are doing by going to haringey.gov.uk/covidvariants.
Help protect your friends, family and loved ones, and your community by getting tested.

Our team will be going door to door offering free test kits during the next week.
The team will:

• be wearing ‘Haringey’ printed high visibility vests
• be wearing the appropriate PPE
• maintain a safe distance
• help you as much as possible in explaining your test and registering it
• have ID stating they are working on behalf of Haringey

They will not:

• Ask you for any personal details
• They will not ask you to pay for anything
• Require access to your property

If you have concerns about anyone knocking on your door claiming they are working on behalf of Haringey Council you can call Connected Communities on 020 8489 4431 for confirmation.
£500 self-isolation support payment available
If you do test positive and have to self-isolate Haringey is Here to Help. You may be able to claim up to £500 if you are unable to go to work because you are self-isolating.
You can find details online at: NHS Test and Trace Self-Isolation Support Payment | Haringey Council
Or call our Connected Communities team on: 020 8489 4431 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm). We have a range of ways for you to get help and support. For more information visit haringey.gov.uk

Community organisations join forces to help stop the rise of COVID-19 in Haringey

With a new lockdown in place, groups and organisations across Haringey have come together under the banner of ‘Community Protect’ to strengthen local messages about COVID-19 and to help slow the rise of coronavirus in the borough.

This is the first time that so many groups and organisations in Haringey have joined forces to work together with a united voice, sharing essential public health messaging at a time when it is most needed.

Rachel Hughes, Chair of the Bridge Renewal Trust, said: “To face up to tough times we must work together in partnerships to help keep people in Haringey safe and well. This alliance will help us reach out to everyone across our borough with the vital health messages to keep each other and our most vulnerable communities protected from Covid-19.”

Using their combined resources, and with financial support from Public Health in Haringey, the alliance of community groups and organisations is reaching out across all sections of Haringey’s diverse communities, ensuring that the right information gets to those most hard to reach, to help reduce health inequalities, build stronger communities and improve the quality of life of the people of Haringey.

Sharon Grant OBE, Chair of Public Voice, said: “In Haringey we have always been proud of the way in which our many communities protect and support each other through difficult times, and the COVID 19 crisis is no exception. We’re determined to make sure that whoever you are, you know how to protect yourself and your family from this dreadful virus.”

With simple reminders about the actions we must all take to keep on protecting each other –washing hands, covering face and making space, as well as getting a test and self-isolating when necessary – the Community Protect alliance is sharing clear messages through printed media, online, through the press, in neighbourhoods and face-to-face where possible, to ensure that we are all doing the right things to protect ourselves, our communities, and our loved ones,

David Pascall CBE, Chair of Trustees, Mind in Haringey, said: “Mind in Haringey is proud to be working with Bridge Renewal Trust and Public Voice in delivery of ‘Community Protect’ ensuring all of our communities stay safe and well!”