Latest advice and useful links
For full up to date information visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) section
For daily key news from Camden Council on the coronavirus crisis see our coronavirus news page.
The coronavirus situation is changing daily and we know you may be concerned. We want to reassure everyone that we have robust plans in place to keep vital services running now. This is 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 strong. We are flexible and 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 guidance states that you must:
- stay at home as much as possible
- work from home if you can
- limit contact with other people
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart from anyone outside your household)
- wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds
Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
These documents provide more detailed advice on the new government guidance:
- Staying alert and safe (social distancing)
- Staying safe outside your home – the principles you should follow to ensure that time spent outside your home is as safe as possible
- FAQs: what you can and cannot do
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.
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.
Test and Trace
The government has launched NHS Test and Trace which aims to ensure people with coronavirus symptoms can get tested and if they have the virus, will help to trace people they’ve been in close contact with so that they can also self-isolate and prevent further spread of the infection. We’ll share more information on this with you as soon as we have it but in the meantime, read more at gov.uk and keep following the above public health advice.
Symptoms and stay at home advice
Visit the NHS coronavirus webpage for the latest advice and guidance.
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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
- parking and travel
- health advice, including on pregnancy and breastfeeding
- housing, including repairs and homelessness
Regardless of whether you’re a business owner, employee or resident, we know that COVID-19 could impact your job and finances which could have a knock-on effect to your ability to pay the bills, pay your rent or mortgage or even buy groceries. We do not know exactly what the coming months will bring but our aim in Camden in that no-one should get left behind so if you are struggling in any way, please read the information below so you know how to access support based on your circumstances. If your question isn’t covered below, please call us on 020 7974 4444 (option 9) because we are here to help and support everyone through this crisis.
The below links explain how you can access financial support if you’re a resident, worker or employer so please read whichever pages are relevant to you. Please share the links with colleagues, friends and family who live and work in Camden.
Please read whichever pages are relevant to you. Please share the links with colleagues, friends and family who live and work in Camden.
If your question isn’t answered, please call us on 020 7974 4444 (option 9) because we are here to help and support everyone through this crisis
If you have any media, press or communications enquiries about coronavirus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.