Here is advice and where you can access the latest information on coronavirus. For full details of all measures, please see the government's information pages.
The government have issued some frequently asked questions about what you can and can’t do at the moment.
You must wear face coverings on public transport now and from 24 July, in shops.
For the latest social distancing advice please see our social distancing measures page.
The government has advised that you can spend time outdoors with your immediate household. You can spend time outdoors in a group of up to six people but please take extra care to minimise contact with others by social distancing.
Support for people shielding
People who are shielding are now able to go to the shops although should still try and stay at home as much as possible. You will still be able to access priority supermarket delivery slots and support will be available from NHS Volunteer Responders.
If you are vulnerable or at risk and need help with shopping, medication or other essential supplies, please call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm).
For the latest advice on shielding please see government advice:
Support is still available for those who need food and medicine.
If you have registered online as clinically vulnerable you have access to:
- A weekly parcel of food and household essentials, you will continue to receive these until the end of July.
- Supermarket priority delivery slots
- A number of commercial options for food delivery (many of these options are open to all)
Local outbreak plan
Read our local outbreak plan and find out about what local lockdowns are and what we can do to try and prevent them on our local lockdown page.
Yours and your family's health
- Information for residents can be found on the NHS Redbridge CCG website.
- Up to date health information can be found on the NHS site.
If you think you have symptoms
Visit the NHS for information on what to do if you think you have coronavirus
To protect others, you must stay at home if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). Find out more about self-isolation. You can access information on self-isolation in easy read format and other languages on the government website.
If you and your family need medical advice
You can find help or advice on getting medical help at this time on the NHS website or you can find services near you. If you are not sure which NHS service to use for your child, please view the NHS parent and caregiver guide (PDF 538KB)
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals have made some changes to services, for the latest information visit their services page.
Testing is available for eligible people. Please visit our testing page for more information and to apply for a test.
Mental health and wellbeing
The government have shared guidance on mental health and wellbeing, this is also available in easy read format. If you need support, please visit our mental health support page for information and resources.
Your home and family
See below advice and information for parents, families and caregivers:
- Download Covid-19 parenting tips (PDF 2,160 KB) for parents and caregivers
- Visit NHS start4life for advice for parents of babies
- View the government advice for multi-generational households
- Visit the change4life website for meal ideas and nutritional advice
See below advice and information related to your home:
- Visit our support for private renters and landlords hub
- For advice and support for council tenants, please see our service changes page and check the latest MHCLG letter to social housing residents
Your work and business
Latest guidance on working
Guidance for working safely has been produced by the government.
Travelling to work
You should only travel if it is essential and avoid public transport if you can. TFL has published guidance and advice for travelling.
Face coverings on public transport
You must wear a face covering for the duration of your journey on all public transport. This will help to prevent someone who is infected from infecting others.
Face coverings can be a simple cloth that covers your nose and mouth. These coverings can be made at home using items you already have or you can purchase one. Please see further guidance on how to make a face covering.
From 8 June, TfL will be piloting the temporary distribution of free face coverings at busier Tube and bus stations. These covering should be used once over a single journey and will be safely distributed to those that need them.
Please work from home where possible and only use public transport for essential journeys that cannot be made by other means such as walking and cycling.
You may choose to travel by bicycle. If you do, it is really important that you stay safe while riding a bike. You can read cycling safety tips on TFL’s website.
Find out more about cycling in Redbridge.
Help and support is available for businesses. Please see our business support hub.