Category Archives: Covid-19
Reduced hot-desking and alternatives to social distancing where it is not possible are among measures being considered to let workplaces reopen.
A draft government plan to ease anti-coronavirus restrictions, seen by the BBC, also urges employers to minimise numbers using equipment, stagger shift times and maximise home-working. Click here to read more.
A map has revealed how many coronavirus deaths there have been in areas across Waltham Forest and Redbridge. Click here to read more.
Waltham Forest Council will ‘build its way out of’ coronavirus recession with site work resuming this month......
Waltham Forest Council is determined to “build its way out of” the recession caused by coronavirus and will soon restart building work.
Work on the Juniper House site on Hoe Street will restart later this month, with contractors observing social distancing rules. Click here to read more.
The Trussell Trust said its network had seen its busiest-ever period, with 81 per cent more emergency food parcels being given out in the last two weeks of March. Click here to read more.
Wednesday 29th April 2020 is National Postal Workers Day. This event is held annually to create an opportunity to promote the fantastic work our members do all year round, but it is particularly pertinent this year during this crisis. Postal Workers in the London, East and South East Region are working around the clock to make sure the customers get their mail delivered. Continue reading
A minute’s silence has been held across the UK to commemorate the key workers who have died with coronavirus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who returned to work on Monday, joined the tribute at 11:00 BST.
More than 100 NHS and care staff have died with the virus, as have many transport and other key workers. Click here to read more.
A third of all coronavirus deaths in England and Wales are now happening in care homes, figures show.
Office for National Statistics data showed there were 2,000 coronavirus care home deaths in the week ending 17 April – double the previous week.
Projections for the following week – up to last Friday – suggested the numbers have since continued to rise. Click here to read more.
London’s NHS Nightingale hospital treated 51 patients in its first three weeks, sources have told the BBC.
The temporary field hospital was built in east London’s ExCel centre to hold as many as 4,000 Covid-19 patients.
The NHS would not confirm the figures, though the BBC believes 13 people have died at the hospital. Click here to read more.