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So this is not an opportunity for a spring clean. Cllr Chandwani's tweet and Haringey online update.

Cllr Seema Chandwani
We have closed the
Reuse and Recycling Centre in Wood Green. Collections are still operating, please contact
. We appreciate now feels like a good time to have a clear out, but please be mindful not to stretch our waste service and do not dump!!

Your update on the COVID-19/coronavirus situation

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Stay home, save lives

Last night the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced even tougher rules on social distancing in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. Put simply, you must stay home to save lives.

What does this mean in Haringey?

Shops selling non-essential goods will all be closed immediately and all weddings and civil partnerships are not allowed to take place by law.

Parks will remain open, but cafés, toilets, play equipment, outdoor gyms and sports courts will all be closed immediately. Both Marcus Garvey and Wood Green Customer Service Centres are now closed.

To highlight the urgency for compliance, police will now be able to disperse public gatherings of more than two people (excluding people you live with) and fine anyone seen flouting the rules.

Read the full update here.

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A message from Dr Will Maimaris, Haringey Council Director of Public Health

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Only go out for:

  • Essential shopping and do this only once or twice a week if you can
  • To collect medicines or go to essential and urgent medical appointments
  • Exercise (no more than once a day)
  • To deliver food to vulnerable relatives/friends – this should be left on doorsteps.

When you do go out:

  • Do not meet with any people outside your household
  • Stay 2 metres away from others at all times.

Keep each other safe, stay at home.

Read the full message from Dr Maimaris (PDF, 92KB).

If you develop symptoms

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If you develop a cough or fever, no matter how mild, you should self-isolate at home for 7 days from when your symptoms start. Those living with you should do the same. Read the NHS tips on self-isolation and check the latest government advice regarding the coronavirus.

If you think you’re experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus, do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy, or hospital. Call NHS 111 or visit the NHS website for further information

Support for families and those in need

If you are worried about the impact that coronavirus will have on your money, accessing essential items or accessing the support you need, contact our Connected Communities team who will support you.

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Call Connected Communities on 020 8489 4431. The line is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

For more information, and other ways of getting in touch, visit our Connected Communities page.

Closure of reuse and recycling centres

In response to the developing situation around Coronavirus and the latest government advice, the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) will close all reuse and recycling centres (RRCs) to the public for the foreseeable future, effective today.

Haringey and our partners are working hard to maintain waste collection services. The closure of the RRCs is likely to increase pressure on local waste collection services. Residents should avoid producing unnecessary waste. This will help us keep critical waste services running.

For further information on the closures of RRCs, please visit the NLWA Wise Up To Waste website.

Report profiteering

Our Trading Standards team have been made aware of a number of shops in the borough hiking up prices (profiteering) of essential items as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Competition and Marketing Agency (CMA) have successfully prosecuted a number of businesses and have now set up an online reporting tool for profiteering cases.

If you become aware of any such practises, please report it to the CMA and Haringey Trading Standards via Report It, Contact Frontline or do it online.

Stay up to date on COVID-19

The council will be regularly updating our website and sending email newsletters to keep residents and businesses up to date with developments around the coronavirus and updates that could impact our community.

Please encourage friends and family to visit our website and sign up to the newsletter, so they too can stay connected with what's happening in our borough.

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