Coronavirus infection rates in Hackney have been increasing. As of 27 August (the most recent confirmed and comparable figures available) there were 21 positive cases per 100,000 residents across the borough.
However, in wards in the north of the borough, the figure is far higher with, for instance, 79 per 100,000 residents in Stamford Hill West and 38 per 100,000 in Springfield over the last seven-day period.
The Council has issued further, updated guidance to residents living in this part of the borough, setting out clearly how they can help slow the spread of coronavirus.
To help slow the spread of the virus residents in the N16 area are being asked to:
• Not to meet people they do not live with inside a private home or garden, except where you have formed a support bubble
• Not to visit someone else’s home or garden
• Not to socialise with people they do not live with in other indoor public venues – such as shops, places of worship, community centres. However they may attend these venues with people they live with (or are in a support bubble with), but should avoid interaction with individuals or groups from other households.
For more information visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus or www.hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus