Covid-19 update: 14 October 2020

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 14 October 2020   

A Message from Kelly O'Neill, Director of Public Health

Kelly O'Neill

On Monday the Government announced their new three tiers approach to Covid-19 restrictions.

London remains at medium for now. However, we must understand that this could change very quickly and we cannot afford to let down our guard or we risk being put on the ‘high’ tier, where the mixing of households is not allowed. None of us want more restrictions on our lives.

The infection rates are increasing rapidly and we need to take this as a wake-up call. Mixing in social venues and between different households is causing the virus to spread amongst young people.

If you meet with more than six people outside your household you are breaking the law. Children are included in the rule of six. Be aware, a member of your household is someone you share a kitchen or bathroom with.

We all have to play our part and follow the rules. We need to wash our hands regularly, wear a face covering over our nose and mouth, and keep a distance of at least two metres from others.

If you are not following these rules you are adding to the problem. Your decision could impact the lives of our vulnerable people. Don’t be the one who spreads the virus.

And as a period of celebrations approach - Navatri begins on 17 October and Halloween on 31 October, we need more than ever to adhere to the rules. 

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Three tiered system of local Covid Alert Levels in England

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The Government's new three tier approach to Covid-19 begins today (14 October).

Hounslow's Covid alert level is currently medium but unless we all play our part and follow the rules that may not last for long. 

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Support through self-isolation

Self isolation support

If you are required to stay at home and self-isolate you may be eligible for a one-off Test and Trace support payment of £500. If you are on a lower income, cannot work from home or stand to lose income as a result of self-isolation you should apply now. 

Family, Friends or NHS Volunteer Responders can help with everyday tasks like collecting shopping, medicines and prescriptions. Fines for failing to self-isolate start at £1,000.

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Will you become a Young Community Champion?

Young Covid champions

We need young people help to stop the spread of Covid-19 and save lives. Champions can be anyone in the community.

It's really easy to get involved and help your friends and family understand the rules. 

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Update to travel corridors

Travel update 10 October

From 4am on Saturday 10 October, passengers arriving in England from the Greek Islands of Lesvos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos will not need to self-isolate if they have not visited or transited through any non-exempt countries in the 14 days before arrival.

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