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Coronavirus: Weekly update from Camden Council leader Georgia Gould

PUBLIC INFORMATION PAGES FROM CAMDEN COUNCIL

17 December, 2020 — By Cllr Georgia Gould

PUBLIC INFORMATION PAGES FROM CAMDEN COUNCIL

Despite the efforts of residents over the past months, which have helped to keep the number of COVID-19 cases in Camden low, the number of people catching the virus across London is now increasing at a dangerously fast rate. In Camden we have seen a 61% rise in cases compared to the previous week.

London has moved into Tier 3 to combat these rising infection rates, and I know this will be a worrying time for residents and businesses.

We are calling on Government to support businesses in Camden that will be hit hardest by the move into Tier 3, and to ensure that anyone who needs to self-isolate receives proper financial and welfare support.

You can play your part this festive season to keep Camden families and communities safe by following Public Health advice. I know many people will want to meet family and friends in the coming weeks, but please consider whether you can organise a walk or meet in a park instead of having a meal indoors. You should also consider wearing a face covering in busy outdoor spaces where safe social distancing might be difficult. As always, if you develop symptoms, please self-isolate and get tested.

I know Camden residents will continue to look out for each other. There will be many who need a little extra help this winter and if you do, please reach out. Camden is here for you.

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council

For the latest information and support from Camden Council and its partners, including updates to services:

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