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Staff from Islington's Greenspace and Housing teams with a camellia bush planted to mark the one-year anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown

We are Islington - A huge thanks to local people for efforts and sacrifices in challenging year

Islington Council is today (Tuesday, 23 March) marking a year since the first coronavirus lockdown by thanking local people for their incredible efforts and remembering those we have lost during the pandemic.       

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Islington women stand in solidarity: none of us are safe unless all of us are safe

Following the tragic events of the past week and over the weekend across London, Islington Council is offering a place for women to express their sorrow at the death of Sarah Everard and other victims of violence against women, as well as to stand in solidarity with all those affected.   

Islington Council is encouraging local people to take up the Covid-19 vaccine to protect themselves and their loved ones

Islington community comes together to encourage local people to take the Covid-19 vaccination

Islington community leaders and celebrities have come together to explain why they are having the Covid-19 vaccination, as part of the council’s campaign to encourage local people to get the jab.    

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Covid-19: Let’s all keep doing our bit to protect one another

Islington Council is encouraging local people to continue their incredible efforts to keep one another safe from Covid-19, after a number of instances of unsafe behaviour over the weekend. 

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We all need to keep looking out for each other and keeping each other safe - Islington Council statement

Today (Monday, 22 February) the Prime Minister has announced that schools will return to classrooms from 8 March, as a first step in the Government's plan for emerging from lockdown. 

Staff working - Non-symptomatic Covid testing at Vibast Community Centre

Islington Council launches non-symptomatic Covid testing for key workers

To help keep everyone in the borough safe, Islington Council has launched four Covid testing sites around the borough using rapid tests supplied by the NHS, and is offering testing to key workers as part of the UK-wide effort to drive down transmission rates.

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Government announces national lockdown – Islington Council statement

The Government has tonight (Monday, 4th January) announced a national lockdown for England to help tackle soaring rates of coronavirus cases.

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Islington primary schools move to online learning next week to help tackle coronavirus

Islington’s primary schools will move to online learning from Monday (4th January) to help tackle surging coronavirus cases in London.

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Stay at home - London moves into Tier 4 – please act now to protect your loved ones

The Government has announced Islington and all London boroughs will move into tough new Tier 4 restrictions tomorrow (Sunday 20 December) because of soaring cases of coronavirus, and risk of serious illness and death.

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Islington Council advises schools to close and move to online learning as London sees serious rise in coronavirus cases

Islington Council has advised schools to move to online learning from the end of Tuesday (Dec 15) because of a serious rise in coronavirus cases across London.

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Shop local and shop safely this weekend to save lives and businesses

As rates of Covid-19 rise – and the possibility of more severe restrictions looms over London – Islington Council is calling on everyone to be extra safe this weekend as they shop local to save lives and jobs.

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Statement in response to Government's changes to immigration rules

A spokesperson for Islington Council said: “Homelessness is not a crime, and should never be treated as such. Anyone sleeping rough is in need of help and support, and the council's priority will always be getting people into safe, secure accommodation and giving them the support they need to move off the streets.