Category Archives: Covid-19
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for a “national consensus” on tackling coronavirus when the UK begins to move out of lockdown.
Ahead of talks with the PM and other opposition leaders this week, Sir Keir set out his priorities for the next phase of the response to the virus.
He is calling for more ambitious targets on testing and new safety standards in the workplace.
Boris Johnson is expected to reveal a “road map” out of lockdown on Sunday. Click here to read more.
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.
Campaigners against aviation in the borough are celebrating after London City Airport dropped plans to extend flight operating times, delayed a decision on its proposed expansion, and grounded all commercial planes until the end of the government lockdown. 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.