Latest advice and useful links
For comprehensive up to date information visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) section
For daily key announcements from Camden Council in response to the coronavirus crisis head to our coronavirus news page.
The situation with coronavirus is changing daily and we are aware that you may be feeling concerned. We would like to reassure everyone in Camden that we have robust plans in place to keep vital services running during this period, in particular care for older people and those with disabilities. We will be managing our workforce in a sensible way, and according to national guidance, to ensure we remain resilient. We will be flexible and are prepared to work differently if necessary to support our residents.
You can find the latest information on the situation in the UK on the gov.uk website. For information on symptoms, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you think you might have coronavirus, visit the NHS coronavirus webpage.
Latest government advice
The Government has issued new guidance enforcing a lockdown of the UK to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You can find the full details of their guidance here.
It is vital that we all remain within our homes and reduce social contact as much as possible to protect our own health, and particularly the health of the most vulnerable in our community. Government advice is that you should only leave your home for the following reasons:
- Shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible;
- One form of exercise a day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;
- Any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and
- Travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.
We can prevent the spread of this virus if we work together. Staying at home will save lives and protect our NHS.
In addition to UK lockdown measures there is guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. The guidance is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 because of a serious underlying health condition.
People who fall into these groups will be contacted directly by the NHS and will be strongly advised to stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for a period of at least 12 weeks from the day they receive the letter.
People who think they fall into these groups but have not received a letter or have not been contacted directly by their GP by Sunday 29 March 2020 are advised to contact their GP or hospital clinician.
The Government has also produced specific guidance for health professionals and other organisations including social care settings, employees, employers and businesses and hostels or day centres for people rough sleeping.
For the most up-to-date information on the number of cases, risk level in the UK and what the government is doing about the virus please visit the gov.uk website.
Symptoms and stay at home advice
Visit the NHS coronavirus web page for the latest advice and guidance.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) section on the Camden website
We have created a coronavirus (COVID-19) section with information and resources you might need. This includes information on:
- council services and coronavirus
- schools and education
- adult social care
- financial support for residents, workers and businesses
- parking and travel
- health advice, including on pregnancy and breastfeeding
- housing, including repairs and homelessness
If you have any media, press or communications enquiries about coronavirus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.