COVID-19

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Alert

We are still in national lockdown and you must not leave home unless necessary. This is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves, the NHS, and save lives. And always remember: hands, face, space.

Recently, the government announced their four-step road map out of lockdown with changes beginning from 8 March including the re-opening of schools. Visit the government website to read the roadmap.

Protect yourself and others by following the government advice wash your hands regularly, cover your face in enclosed spaces, and stay 2m apart from anyone you do not live with. 

You can find information on Covid-19, testing, and vaccinations through the links below, along with wider support that is available to you.

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Advice and guidance for businesses, employees and self-employed.
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.
We will provide a free face mask for everyone in the borough who needs one.
Services and organisations available to help with things like shopping, collecting medicine, as well as befriending should you be experiencing loneliness.
Working with the government to significantly increase the testing offered in the borough.
Information on Covid-19 vaccine and advice on the priority groups to receive it.
From donating food to volunteering there are a number of ways to help your local community.
Additional Restrictions Discretionary Grants for buisness'
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.
Information on the Covid Winter Grant scheme available for families in the borough.
Information on the NHS Test and Trace service.
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.
Our commitments supporting residents and local business throughout the pandemic and planning for the future
How we will handle your personal data during the pandemic.
Information for parents, carers and students.
Help keep Waltham Forest safe by becoming a stay safe champion.
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