COVID-19 (Coronavirus) advice, guidance, and how you can help your local community.


Waltham Forest is in the high alert level. This means that you are no longer allowed to meet indoors with people you do not live.

Full list of restrictions for high alert level

Keep up to date with the government advice, wash your hands regularly, cover your face in an enclosed space, and stay more than 2m apart when possible.

Cllr Clare Coghill’s Statement on London entering tier 2 

If you think you've got symptoms, get tested now. Find out more about NHS Test and Trace.

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Advice and guidance for businesses, employees and self-employed.
A helpline for those 70+ or vulnerable, support for residents experiencing hardship, and more help.
Closures, disruptions and changes to council services due to COVID-19.
The COVID-19 dashboard shows the latest COVID-19 data available for Waltham Forest from Public He
The Waltham Forest Local Outbreak Control Plan sets out our approach to preventing, identifying and managing any local outbreaks.
Information on the NHS Test and Trace service.
Volunteer, donate PPE, join the home care team and support a number of other community efforts.
Private funds that businesses may apply for to mitigate financial losses.
Find support from Voluntary and Community (VCS) organisations throughout Waltham Forest.
Government guidance on COVID-19 translated in several languages.
Latest updates and information for care providers.
Residents who may be experiencing hardship, may be able to get financial assistance.
Advice and guidance about managing the death of a loved one at the current time.
Help and advice for both council and private tenants during COVID-19.
Help, advice and support for your mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19.
How we will handle your personal data during the pandemic.
Information for parents, carers and students.
Online resource full of help, advice and ideas to make life easier whilst at home.
A scheme to assist those who have to self-isolate and have lost earned income as a result.
Support and resources available to the voluntary and charity sector through COVID-19