COVID-19 Information

Up-to-date information

For local information and support in Waltham Forest, check the London Borough of Waltham Forest website

For London-wide information, check the Mayor of London’s website.

For NHS information and advice, check the NHS website.

For the latest national information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), check the government website. This site includes a postcode checker to find out the COVID Alert Level in an area.

Waltham Forest in Tier 2 High Alert level

The Government announced that from Saturday 17 October, Waltham Forest (and the rest of London) will face tougher COVID measures as these areas have been placed in Tier 2 – High alert level.

This means:

  • you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
  • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
  • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • schools, universities and places of worship remain open
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees
  • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport
  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible
  • You must:

    You should continue to:

    • follow social distancing rules
    • work from home where you can effectively do so
    • walk or cycle where possible, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport

    Find out more about the measures that apply in high alert level areas to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Guidance in other languages

Doctors of the World have translated guidance into these different languages: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Czech, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Hungarian, Kurdish Sorani, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Romanian, Sindhi, Slovak, Spanish, Somali, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese. For more information, please click here.

Healthwatch Waltham Forest

We are here to provide information, signposting and guidance during this time. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to support you with any and all enquiries.

We are running weekly sessions via our Zoom video conference service. We will be providing information, advice and support to residents worried about of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).  They will be taking place: 

Every Wednesday at 2PM – 3PM

Please e-mail info@healthwatchwalthamforest.co.uk for more information.

To download Zoom, please click here. To see ‘A Users Guide to Zoom, please click here.

 

This page was updated on 16 October 2020.