Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are rising in all boroughs in NW London
In the past few weeks the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases has gone up and has now become very concerning. We need to take action now to protect our loved ones and our communities.To address the rise in confirmed cases across the country, the government has made social gatherings of more than six people illegal from Monday 14 September. The law change bans larger groups from meeting anywhere socially indoors or outdoors. It is enforced through a £100 fine for anyone failing to comply. You are most at risk when in busy crowds, confined spaces or close contact with others.
It is also important to say that the NHS is still here for you and NHS premises are safe. If you are called for an appointment, please make sure you attend. We have put in place rigorous infection control measures to keep patients and staff safe.
We all need to follow this new law, and take extra care, as how we behave is the only way to limit the spread of the virus.
You're safest when you follow this advice:
• Wash your hands frequently, with soap and water, for 20 seconds.
• Remember to ‘social distance’ when in public areas – keep at least two metres away from people you don’t live with, if you can.
• Wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and in supermarkets.
• If you have any symptoms of Coronavirus (a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of/change in taste or smell): get tested. You can book a free test today.
• Information and support is available for people who are recovering from COVID-19, their families and carers. You can access information about recovering from COVID-19 here.
If you develop symptoms of the virus, please immediately self-isolate and book a free test online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.
In today’s issue we have important information about protecting yourself against Flu and wearing face coverings in schools. We also know that the Coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult time for many so we tell you how you can access wellbeing and psychological support if you need it.
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