Coronavirus update (5th Mar 2020)


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A case of covid-19 (coronavirus) is being reported as confirmed in the neighbouring borough of Barnet. With this in mind we wanted to share an updated statement on covid-19 that Haringey Council published yesterday, which is included below.

In addition, we are also receiving twice weekly councillor briefings from Dr Will Maimaris, Interim Director of Public Health at Haringey Council on the council's emergency preparedness and business continuity plans in case of widespread transmission in the borough.

We will aim to keep people updated on the impact of covid-19 in Haringey as we receive more information.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest advice and information from Haringey Council


Publication date: March 4, 2020

With the number of coronavirus cases in the UK and Europe on the rise, we are constantly reviewing this evolving situation in close collaboration with our counterparts within the NHS and Public Health England (PHE).

The latest available evidence is that the coronavirus is a mild illness in most cases, with the majority of people developing a cough and fever.

However, those who are frail or have existing health conditions are at greater risk of exhibiting more serious symptoms.

To help prevent the coronavirus from spreading, you can do the following things:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – if soap and water are unavailable, use hand sanitiser gel
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve or a tissue (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Put used tissues immediately in the bin


If your hands are not clean, you should not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

For the very latest information on the coronavirus, its symptoms and the current UK advice, please visit the NHS website.

There’s also advice and guidance for the business and employment, education and social care sectors.

*ENDS*


 


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