The number of Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. Tonight, the Government has announced that we must act now to control the spread of the virus.
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting Coronavirus, is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why, from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December, the Government is taking the following action:
- Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes.
- Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
- Closing certain businesses and venues.
These new measures have been carefully judged to achieve the maximum reduction in growth in the number of cases, preventing the NHS from being overwhelmed, whilst ensuring that schools, colleges and universities stay open and that as many people as possible continue to work.
Until Thursday 5th November, the relevant Local Coronavirus Alert Level measures will continue to apply in the area where you live.
The new measures will apply nationally for four weeks up to Wednesday 2nd December. At the end of this period, the Government is hoping to return to a regional approach, based on the latest data.
Complying with the new measures will help limit the spread of coronavirus, reduce the impact on the NHS and save lives. They will be underpinned by law which will make clear about what you must and must not do from 5th November.
The relevant authorities, including the police, will have powers to enforce the law – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
Guidance for those most at risk from Coronavirus
You can read our dedicated advice page for the most up to date guidance for those most at risk from Coronavirus, including those who are extremely clinically vulnerable and shielding.
Support for those shielding from Coronavirus
If you are shielding from Coronavirus, there is help and support available to you locally. Visit our dedicated advice page on how to get support in Enfield.