Subject tag: Covid-19

25 October 2021

In this most recent YouTube update, Professor Tim Spector from the Zoe Covid Symptom Study gives a very downbeat assessment of the current status of the pandemic and anti-Covid measures in England. The title he has assigned to this episode - 'Freedom fails as COVID cases surge amidst new variant' - presumably reflects what he thinks, but doesn't say overtly, about the effect of declaring 'Freedom Day' and the subsequent 'complacency' leading to abandonment of masking and social distancing by a significant proportion of the population.

25 October 2021

'With winter rapidly approaching and the potential for more social mixing over half-term, it's important Londoners step up their action to prevent catching and spreading Covid.'

20 October 2021

Healthwatch Enfield is collaborating with sister organisations in four other north London boroughs to survey people's experiences of Long COVID with the aim of supporting the development of services and systems that will help those with the condition manage their symptoms.

28 September 2021

A free support and counselling service is being offered to people who live, work or study in Enfield and whose mental health has been severely impacted by Covid-19.

15 September 2021

This Sunday Broomfield Bowl will be the venue for the first ever Palmers Green Food Festival. And who better to take charge of the spoons and ladles, pots and pans and kitchen teams than PG's own Cooking Champion, Clare Donovan?

27 April 2021

Commissioned every year by Trust for London and WPI Economics, London's Poverty Profile provides evidence and insight on poverty and inequality in London. This year's report looked at the distribution of health impacts, as well as considering how work, living standards and wellbeing have been impacted. It shows that London has been hit particularly hard, both in terms of citizens' health and its economy, compared to other parts of England. It also reveals that those living on the lowest incomes in the Capital have been disproportionally affected.

05 March 2021

The People's Covid Enquiry has been set up because of the urgent need to investigate how well or ill prepared the UK was for the pandemic and how well it has been dealing with it. A panel led by Michael Mansfield QC will hear statements from expert witnesses. Session 1 was held on 24th February and can be watched here.

03 March 2021

The March 2021 issue of Enfield Dispatch features photographs taken in the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town, which has been converted into a Covid vaccination centre. The photographer, Katrina Campbell, was allowed to photograph and talk to some of the people involved in the huge vaccination effort at the Dugdale Centre. In a single photo on the paper's front page she captures the whole story of the reassignment of this key building

31 January 2021

Which? and the police are warning people to beware a text message purporting to come from the NHS and allowing you to apply for Covid-19 vaccination.

27 January 2021

Aldermans Pharmacy has been appointed as the local coronavirus vaccination centre for Palmers Green.

19 January 2021

Are you a person of 'mature years' who's missing meeting people - perhaps because you're shielding? Is conversation and human interaction lacking from your life? A new project from Chickenshed could plug the hole in your life and create intergenerational friendships.

Read the full article and forum comments

15 January 2021

Enfield Council has launched a crowdfunding appeal on Spacehive to raise money for home starter kits for homeless people who have been found somewhere to live by the council.

13 January 2021

The Ruth Winston Centre's familiar building in Green Lanes has been closed to members since March, but RWC continues to provide for its members. Like, it seems, almost all organisations, it has moved online and is using Zoom to run its classes - exercise, arts and crafts, dance, music, games and much more. Below, Centre manager Elizabeth Thoree updates readers on how this Palmers Green institution and its members have been copying with the Covid-19 pandemic.

13 January 2021

The North MIddlesex Hospital website has a page with information about arrangements during the current stage of the coronavirus emergency. Bullet points below, but visit www.northmid.nhs.uk/coronavirus for details.

11 January 2021

The North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are asking local people to help support them by: continuing to observe simple clear public health advice to stay at home; only calling 999 and using A&E for emergencies and life threatening situations only and to contact your GP or NHS111 for urgent care advice; waiting to be contacted by the NHS when it's your turn to receive the Coronavirus vaccination (you do not need to contact your GP practice or other NHS services to make this happen)

08 January 2021

Cooking Champions are currently providing weekly food packages to support individuals and families across Enfield borough. They have a list of items which they require. Please take donations to St Peter's Church, Grange Park, on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 10am to 4pm.

04 January 2021

The Covid pandemic has seriously undermined Age UK Enfield's finances, while at the same time greatly increasing demand for its services. To help it cope, the charity has launched a winter appeal under the slogan Spread the Warmth, Show You Care.

03 January 2021

Cooking Champions are offering you a chance to eat American on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and help their food support projects.

03 January 2021

The police Safer Neighbourhoods Team for Winchmore Hill ward have called for people not to congregate outside cafes on Winchmore Hill Green to reduce Covid infections

03 January 2021

Thousands of people have benefited from the simple but important acts of kindness from volunteer responders. If you want to help and take on a new challenge this year, sign up to become an @NHSVolResponder.