Coronavirus Update (3rd Apr 2020)

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The 3rd April update below includes the following new information:

  1. Lib Dem Councillors Response Update
  2. Haringey Response Update
    1. Connected Communities
    2. Recycling and refuse collections
    3. Business support in Haringey
    4. Latest Police update and how to report an incident
    5. NHS North Central London (NCL) Update
    6. Construction sites who flout social distancing guidelines
    7. New care workers urgently needed
    8. Donations
    9. Local Food Banks
    10. Volunteering opportunities
  3. National Response Update
    1. Thames Water Flexible Payment Plans
    2. Free School Meals voucher scheme for children at home
    3. Domestic violence
    4. Welfare response to Covid-19
    5. Renters and landlords
    6. Information on Covid-19 for non-UK nationals
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Government should step in to pay council tax in face of coronavirus threat

The Liberal Democrats are calling on Government to pick up the bill for council tax payments in order to ease the financial pressure people are facing as a result of the coronavirus.

According to the Liberal Democrats, their proposals would save residents in Haringey an average of almost £400 the next three months.

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Government must provide Haringey funding to house all local rough sleepers

The Liberal Democrats have today called on the Government to “equip Haringey with the financial resources needed” to accommodate all rough sleepers locally.
 
The call comes in response to reports that the Government has written to local councils asking them to find homes for all rough sleepers by the weekend to protect them from the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus Update (26th Mar 2020)

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The update below includes new information regarding the following:

  1. Important Message from Haringey Council
  2. Haringey Response Update
    1. Parks
    2. Royal Mail & Post
    3. Reuse & recycling centres
    4. Council Services (disabled parking, customer services, highways)
    5. Carers
    6. Housing Association tenants
    7. Connected Communities (Need help? Want to volunteer? Organisation that can help?)
    8. Donations needed
    9. Food banks need supplies
  3. Preventing Food Waste
  4. National Response Update
    1. Self-employment Income Support Scheme
    2. Business loans, grants, insurance and job retention scheme
    3. Government text messages
    4. Shared parenting
    5. MOTs
    6. Contactless card limit increase
    7. Moving house?
    8. Self-report your symptons
    9. Warning: Coronavirus scams
  5. Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.
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Coronavirus Update (22nd Mar 2020)

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As promised earlier this week, we are providing a further update regarding the Coronavirus response, that we believe you may find useful. As you will know, things are changing all the time and we will try to continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

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Coronavirus update (19th Mar 2020)

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Many of you have been asking for information about how the Council is responding to the spread of coronavirus. In light, of this I am taking the unusual step of sharing a message from the leader of the Council with you directly. It was sent on the afternoon of Tues. Click here to read.

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Council to vote on facial recognition moratorium

Haringey could become the first Council in the UK to say no to facial recognition surveillance. On March 16th, a Full Council meeting will vote on a motion put forward by Liberal Democrat councillors to declare a moratorium on Live Facial Recognition. If passed, it would prevent the Council acquiring this kind of surveillance technology and require it to obtain assurances that no data it shares with other organisations, including the police, will be used for facial recognition.

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