Council Leader issues urgent appeal to please follow rules as Havering moves into tier 3.

As Havering and the rest of London move into tier 3 as from tomorrow, our Council Leader has urged local residents to please follow government rules and help stop the spread of Covid. With Havering cases continuing to rise Councillor Damian White told the Havering Daily:

“It is vital that we all stick to the government guidelines and please make sure we are washing our hands, social distancing and wearing a mask, unless you are exempt. Avoid unnecessary mixing if you can and please follow the rules. Our Covid rates are significant and everyone in the borough has a part to play to help reduce these. We are so close to defeating this virus with the vaccine that it is really important that we all pull together as a community and help stop the spread. We must make sure we are not putting our family members at risk and make sure that we do not allow this virus to make a terrible impact on our community.”

As from one minute past minute on Wednesday Havering and London will move into tier 3. Please see the council guidelines below for what this means.

From Havering Council

Havering will enter Tier 3 ‘Very High Alert’ restrictions from 00:01 on Wednesday.

This means that current restrictions will change. Here’s what you need to know 👇

👪 You can meet in groups of up to six people in outdoor public spaces. No mixing of households indoors or in private gardens.

🍽️ Hospitality is closed, with the exception of sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery

🏃 Indoor leisure can continue, but no group activities or classes should take place.

🛍️ ✂️ Retail can remain open, along with hairdressers, barbers, beauty salons and other personal care services, as long as they follow COVID-19 secure guidelines

🚗 Avoid travelling outside your area, other than where necessary such as for work or education.

⛪ Places of worship can open, but you cannot interact with anyone outside your household or support bubble.

Click on the graphic for more information and visit for full guidance.

😷 Face coverings must be continue to be worn on public transport and in enclosed areas, including shops, shopping centres, public buildings, and cinemas. Breaking this rule can result in a fine.

We all need to do our bit to stop the spread of the virus by sticking to these rules, keeping a distance, wearing a face covering when required, washing your hands regularly and getting tested if you have symptoms.

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