Barnet Covid-19 update
Today (5 November) is the first day of the introduction of national measures. Again, we will experience disruption to our lives but it is in all our interests that we follow the guidance and rules.
COVID-19 cases have been rising steadily across London in recent weeks. In Barnet, the virus is circulating widely in the community and is currently well above 100 per 100,000 population. While most of the infections are in young people, we are seeing early signs of cases in the older local population too.
We must act now to control the spread of the virus. Although it will be hard to reduce social contact even further, this is the only way to stop further spread of the infection. It is therefore really important to stay at home and avoid meeting people who we do not live with. It is also important to self-isolate: if you were in contact with a COVID-19 infected person, if you are awaiting test results or if someone in your household is COVID-19 positive. You do not need to wait for NHS Test & Trace to notify you, please do take your own action and act responsibly.
Throughout this time the council will continue to provide vital services and support the most vulnerable members of our community. Unfortunately, a few services will be affected but this will not be as profound as during lockdown earlier this year. Please read on and check our website for regular updates.
We all need to play our individual parts; we can only Keep Barnet Safe if we act together.
Cllr Dan Thomas