In recent weeks there has been a rise in cases of Covid-19 across London and we now know that the highest number of positive test results in London are among people aged 20-29.
In line with what we are seeing in London, cases are also on the rise in Tower Hamlets.We are concerned about this and want to make sure that numbers of cases do not continue to increase. In June, there were 37 cases of Covid-19 recorded in Tower Hamlets; this rose to 131 cases in August.
Some of the most common activities or events among people of all ages who test positive include going on holiday, eating out, shopping, travel and commuting.
Doing the things we enjoy makes us feel more positive, but it's crucial that we do these fun things safely.
Tower Hamlets Council are urging all residents to continue to protect their family, friends and community by following government advice and staying alert to the risks of Covid-19. Remember:
Wash your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, then use hand sanitiser.
Keep a safe distance from other people outside your household (two metres where possible).
Wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and other enclosed areas, or anywhere it is difficult to socially distance.
Book a free test nowif you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (a high temperature, a new or continuous cough or a change/loss in your normal sense of taste or smell) and stay at home until you get your result. A mobile testing unit will be near Canary Wharf on 6, 9, 12 and 15 September.