Stay local as lockdown rules ease, get tested, and plan your park visit.
On Monday 29 March, rules in England around Covid-19 were eased slightly as part of the roadmap announced by the Prime Minister on 22 February.
The stay at home message has now been lifted and people can:
- Meet outdoors, including in gardens, either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (each household can include existing support bubbles, if eligible).
- Take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be reopening).
- Childcare and supervised activities, and organised parent and child groups (up to 15 attendees), will be allowed outdoors.
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Arrangements for charging must conform to the charging and remissions arrangements that The Governing Body has drawn up as a statement of its policy.
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AstraZeneca vaccine safety
We are aware of recent reports (and media coverage) suggesting a link between the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots, research shows that this is not the case and that the vaccine is safe to use.
In the UK the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) continues to recommend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In Tower Hamlets, the AstraZeneca vaccine continues to be used. The vaccine is safe and effective and there is no evidence to suggest a link between the vaccine and blood clots.
We will continue to monitor this situation and respond to any changes in recommendations on the use of the vaccine.
The World Health Organization have also published information on Covid-19 vaccine safety.
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Taking the Covid-19 vaccines on offer in the UK is permissible in Islam and does not invalidate fasting, says the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA). See Covid-19 Vaccine Hub Myths for much more information from the BIMA, regarding the vaccine.
The Mayor of London and London Assembly elections and two referendums are taking place in the borough on Thursday 6 May. All registered voters can take part in a referendum that asks if the way the council is run should change in the future. A smaller number of voters living on the Isle of Dogs will be able to take part in a Local Neighbourhood Planning Referendum.
We’re supporting the Electoral Commission’s ‘Got 5?’ campaign which shows how quick and easy it is to register to vote. If you’ve recently moved house, changed your name, or if you’ve never registered to vote before, remember to register before 19 April to be able to vote this May.
Find out what our Headteacher, Ms Landers has to say about School re-opening for face-face lessons next week.
Check out these Easter Recipe Boxes from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets: