An update about the major works (Friday 27 March)
We are still negotiating the contract with Wates but because of COVID-19, we will not be carrying out any major works until further notice. Government instructions on major works and construction sites keep changing almost on a daily basis.
We will continue to carry out regular checks of the sites to keep them safe, secure and compliant.
The Government has put three social distancing measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing limits social interaction between people, helping to reduce the chances of catching and spreading COVID-19.
It is important that you follow these measures to help keep you and your neighbours safe and well:
- Only go outside for food shopping, medical appointments, exercise (once a day) and essential work
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home.
We will now only be carrying out essential works because of these new measures. We will continue to check the scaffolding to make sure the site remains safe, and security will still patrol the blocks.
Visit camden.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19 for our latest COVID-19 updates. This is a quickly changing situation and we want to keep you informed. If you would like to sign up for emails about COVID-19 visit camden.gov.uk/covid-19updates.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19 we all need to stay home and stay at least 2m away from people we don't live with. If you're using the lift and there’s someone in it already, wait for the next lift or take the stairs. Please remember, you should only be going out for groceries, medical appointments, exercise or essential work.
We have closed the playgrounds at the Chalcots Estate to follow the government’s guidance. For your safety and the safety of others, please do not use the playgrounds.
We know how important getting outside is for mental and physical wellbeing. You can leave your home once a day to exercise outdoors while making sure you keep 2m from anyone you pass. You can also find some ways to stay healthy at oneyoucamden.org
Support for older people and people who live alone
If you live alone and need help to go shopping, please call us on our dedicated number
020 7974 4444 (option 9). If you are worried about one of your older neighbours, call us on the same number.
Support for people aged 55+
Camden Age UK have a number of services available for people aged 55 and over who are unwell, self-isolating or struggling to get out including emergency food parcels, help with online shopping and a telephone befriending service – find out more about what they’re offering to Camden residents at ageukcamden.org.uk or call 020 7239 0400.