Over the weekend, the Prime Minister announced a four-week national lockdown that came into force today, Thursday 5th November. This is to stop the rise in the spread of Covid-19, which is rising rapidly in all parts of the country including in Lambeth.
We are all advised to stay at home, except for specific exceptions. Which include:
- For education, including schools and universities
- For work, if you cannot work from home
- For exercise and recreation outdoors, with your household or on your own with one person from another household
- For medical reasons, appointments and to escape injury or harm
- To shop for food and essentials
- And to provide care for vulnerable people, or as a volunteer
The government has decided that all non-essential shops, leisure, entertainment venues, pubs, bars, restaurants must close, though takeaway and delivery services will be available.
Single adult households can still form exclusive support bubbles with one other household, and children will still be able to move between homes if their parents are separated.
If you are clinically vulnerable, or over the age of 60, you should be especially careful to follow the rules and minimise your contacts with others. The full guidance is available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november.
Lambeth Council will close key council buildings such as leisure centres, though schools, educational settings and parks will remain open.
The council will be seeking to continue its click-and-collect library services and the online library of e-books, magazines, films, and documentaries will continue to be available.
Recycling centres will remain open and household waste will be collected as normal.