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Subject tag: Covid-19

26 May 2020

Residents living south of Bowes Road, particularly those living in Brownlow Road, Warwick Road and nearby streets, have come together to launch a campaign to prevent traffic in the area building up to the unacceptably high levels that were normal prior to the Covid-19 lockdown. Their proposal is to create a low-traffic neighbourhood to prevent use of roads in the area as a cut-through. The campaign, under the slogan "A Bus Gate for Brownlow?", has won the support of Better Streets for Enfield,.......

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20 May 2020

The Covid Symptom Study suggests that cases have been increasing since 8th May across the country, though they are still a fraction of the peak estimate on 2nd April. The most recent estimate for Enfield is 1.1 per cent of the population - nearly twice the estimate at the beginning of the month. The Covid-19 Symptom Study is running out of funding and has launched an appeal for donations.

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20 May 2020

LYDS Coronavirus Help are looking for additional volunteers to deliver food parcels.

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20 May 2020

Healthwatch Enfield would like to find out what impact Coronavirus is having on people in the borough in order to find out what information and support local people need in future. Please complete their 5-minute survey online or over the phone.

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19 May 2020

Enfield Council's cabinet member for children's services has written to the education secretary asking him to reconsider the Government's decision to press ahead with the directive to partially reopen schools on 1 June 2020.

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18 May 2020

The Place Alliance and its partner organisations carry out research into and campaign for improvements to the built environment. They are currently carrying out a survey of how the quality of people's homes and neighbourhoods supports - or fails to support - their lives during lockdown. This short online survey runs until 24th May.

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17 May 2020

Enfield Dispatch will be among the news providers to benefit from grants from the European Journalism Covid-19 Support Fund, which is being provided jointly by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and Facebook Journalism Project. In contrast, the UK government has neglected the plight of the country's independent news outlets.

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13 May 2020

Barrowell Green recycling centre has now partially re-opened to visitors with pre-booked appointments only. Various new estrictions are in force

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13 May 2020

A statement issued by Enfield Council following the government's relaxation of lockdown restrictions acknowledges that some of the new guidance can be confusing and strongly advises residents to stay at home if at all possible

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13 May 2020

London Metropolitan University, in conjunction with the Whittington NHS Trust, is inviting you to help with a study into the effects of social distancing and self-isolation measures on people living in the six London boroughs served by the Whittington.

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13 May 2020

The newly launched Covid-19 Crisis Project provides safe accommodation with specialist support to women and children fleeing domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), across London during the pandemic. It is the equivalent of three refuges, offering up to 70 spaces for women and children, ensuite facilities, food, welcome packs and toys for children, along with specialist support.

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13 May 2020

On 20th April the Enfield Independent reported the death from Covid-19 of Sonya Kaygan, a 26-year old employee of the Elizabeth Care Home in Highlands Village, Winchmore Hill. Sonya's death prompted an investigation by the Reuters news agency centered on Elizabeth Lodge and other local care homes, whose highly disturbing findings were published on 5th May.

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12 May 2020

During March and April North Enfield Food Bank provided more than 35,000 meals to vulnerable families across the borough, three times the amount in the same months in 2019. In the first week of May North Enfield Food Bank passed the milestone of 50,000 fed since opening in 2012 - a milestone that wouldn't have been possible without the continued support of the Enfield community and beyond.

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08 May 2020

University College London's School of Behavioural Science and Health is carrying out a survey-based study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19. People in the UK aged 18 and over are invited to take part. This study will involve answering a 15-minute survey and then answering a shorter 10-minute follow-up survey once a week whilst social isolation measures are in place.

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08 May 2020

A public health briefing on Covid-19 in the borough and nationally was issued to councillors on 7th May.

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06 May 2020

Transport for London's Streetspace Programme, announced on Wednesday, is intended to rapidly transform the capital's streets to accommodate a possible ten-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased. Many boroughs have already started on their own similar schemes - Enfield's was announced on Tuesday. Measures of this kind have already been endorsed by the prime minister and business secretary.

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06 May 2020

Enfield Council and its partners have set up a dedicated domestic abuse hub to help tackle increasing numbers of cases caused by the COVID-19 lockdown. The free phone number 0800 923 9009 is available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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06 May 2020

Enfield Council's Fostering Service team has launched an urgent appeal for foster carers, as the Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in more vulnerable children of all ages being in need of foster care.

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06 May 2020

The Building Bloqs open workshop in Edmonton is being used by Helpful Engineering UK to produce visors for staff at several hospitals and care homes, police officers and other key workers at a rate of up to 500 a day. Everyone involved is an unpaid volunteer. Helpful Engineering UK have launched a funding appeal on the Go Fund Me website to raise money to buy materials.

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05 May 2020

Fox Lane & District Residents Association has updated and expanded its list of local shops,restaurants and other businesses that are providing services during lockdown.

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