Stay at home. Save lives. Protect the NHS Click to get info
Official guidance from the government states:
Stay at home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
- If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
How to stop infection spreading Click to get info
NHS advice states:
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
What to do if you need medical help Click to get info
If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.
Stay up to date Click to get info
We will be keeping residents up to date with latest information on COVID-19 by email.
Messages from the Leader of Council:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Parks and Open Spaces, could you be a home carer, waste and recycling 2 April
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Care Workers needed, Easter holiday and childcare, support for private renters 1 April 2020
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:Tackling coronavirus together as a community 31 March
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 26 March
- #StayAtHomeSaveLives - latest guidance to protect the NHS 24 March
- Our Community Help Network 23 March
- Covid-19 newsletter: information and support for businesses 20 March
- Message from Leader of Council 19 March
- Covid-19 email newsletter 16 March
The following social media accounts are posting the latest factual advice and information related to COVID-19:
- Public Health England (@PHE_UK)
- Department of Health and Social Care (@DHSCgovuk)
- NHS London (@NHSEnglandLDN) or NHS England (@NHSEngland) the NHS advises to only trust NHS organisations on Twitter that are ‘blue-tick verified’
- Waltham Forest Council on Twitter (@wfcouncil)
- Waltham Forest Council on Facebook (@WalthamForestcouncil)
Thousand Acres - South Access Road Click to get info
One of the Council’s responsibilities is registering deaths and the Mortuary and Coroners Services. In order to support the Government’s national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been asked to provide a temporary mortuary facility, Thousand Acres, at our South Access Road site. This site is designed to be a temporary facility due to the increased level of deaths in London due to COVID-19.
The death of a loved one can be a challenging and distressing time. We expect that many families will sadly experience the loss of a relative during this pandemic. However, due to the temporary nature of Thousand Acres it will not be possible to allow access to those related or close to the recently deceased. Please rest assured even in these desperate times the Council will do our upmost to ensure each person placed in our care at Thousand Acres will receive a respectful and dignified final journey.