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Coronavirus: Weekly update from council leader Georgia Gould


06 August, 2020 — By Cllr Georgia Gould


We all play our part in opening up more parts of our community safely and preventing a second wave – from wearing a face covering, to keeping our distance, to continuing to wash our hands.

These simple actions can save lives and protect our community.

Last week I wrote about our new campaign to raise awareness of NHS Test and Trace, called Keep Camden Safe.

As well as providing tests for people with symptoms, you may be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and asked to self-isolate if you’ve been close to someone who’s tested positive, even if you have no symptoms yourself.

Doing this is vital as you could spread the virus without knowing you have it.

We want to reassure you that if you or others need to self-isolate, Camden ishere to help.

Together with our voluntary and community sector partners, we’re launching a community support package to those who need it.

This provides access to food, and support with job and work needs, children’s education and caring responsibilities.

This package would also be available if restrictions are tightened in Camden.

If there’s a local outbreak, we may need to take swift action to reduce transmission and help protect the community.

My pledge to you is that if this happens we will communicate all essential details to you clearly, and will always give you the help you need.

For the latest on COVID-19 cases in Camden, visit

The best thing we can all do is to follow public health guidance and keep each other safe.

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council

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