Updated Thursday 13th May, 21:30. The health advice on this page was provided by HealthWatch Enfield.
Jubilee Hall remains closed at present. Our AGM, originally planned for 11th June, has now been moved to 17th September.
We have re-opened the online store for the sale of a limited number of leaflets and maps for walkers as well as membership sales and renewals.
Easing restrictions in parks and open spaces in Enfield
Statement by LBE, dated 13/5/2020:
The government’s announcement about the easing of lock-down restrictions comes into effect today (13 May 2020). Enfield Council acknowledges that some of the new guidance can be confusing and strongly advises residents to stay at home if at all possible despite the restrictions being eased. There are now a limited number of things you can do that you couldn’t do before. These include meeting one other person from a different household outdoors, exercising as often as you wish and using some outdoor sports courts or facilities with members of your household or one other person while staying at least two metres apart. Enfield Council is taking the following action in its parks and open spaces in response to the new guidelines from the government:
- Car parks in parks and open spaces are being reopened
- Tennis courts are being reintroduced for play
- Angling is being reintroduced at Grovelands Park, Trent Park and Forty Hall Park
- Park benches will be made available for use in accordance with social distancing rules
- Golf courses will be reorganised and opened in the near future, subject to safety measures being introduced. Further details and timings will be announced shortly.
However, your health and well-being are Enfield Council’s number one priority and you should continue to observe social distancing guidelines when you are outside your home, including ensuring you are two metres away from anyone outside your household. As a result, the following measures will remain in place:
- Social distancing banners will be retained and additional signage will be installed in car parks, in parks and tennis courts.
- Playgrounds, public toilets, outdoor gyms, multi-use gym areas, basketball and netball courts remain out of use
We urge everyone to continue to respect the social distancing guidelines that remain in place. We will not hesitate to revise arrangements if people are failing to observe these restrictions and putting the health and well-being of others at risk.
If you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home – this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.
At home shouldn’t mean at risk
Domestic abuse support services are available for anyone that needs them. If you need support, Enfield Council have a new hotline. You can call their free-phone number on 0800 923 9009 (open Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, excluding Bank Holidays). If you call outside of these hours, there is an automated message with information on who you can call.
You can find more information about domestic abuse and get advice on more services that can support you on our website. If you or someone you know is in danger you should phone 999 and ask for the police.
We are still here for you
Despite the Coronavirus outbreak, Healthwatch Enfield is still ‘open’ and are here to provide you with information and signposting. Even though our office is closed, we are all working remotely. So you can call us on our information line (020 8373 6283) Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm or email us (mailto:email@example.com) at any time.
It’s even more important to hear your experiences of using local health and social care services – do keep giving us your feedback of help and support, what is working, as well as what isn’t. You can do this by telephoning, emailing us or going onto our website.
Our website has lots of information about Coronavirus to ensure you have access to all the information you need in one place. If you don’t already do so, follow our Facebook page and/or Twitter page for regular updates throughout the day, including the weekends.
How to get help from an NHS Volunteer Responder
The ‘NHS Volunteer Responders’ scheme has been set up to support the NHS and the care sector during the Coronavirus outbreak. An “army” of hundreds of thousands of volunteers are ready to help ‘vulnerable’ individuals with things such as shopping/medicine collection, transport to appointments, or even just having a friendly chat. If you meet the eligibility criteria you can refer yourself to the scheme and ask for help. If you care for someone that needs help, you can refer on their behalf too.
Getting practical help in Enfield
The Enfield Council Enfield Stands Together helpline is there for vulnerable people in Enfield who are self-isolating at home and are unable to get support from family or trusted friends. If you need support, please ring Enfield Council on 020 3821 1966. Phone lines are open Monday – Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm, and Saturday to Sunday 10am to 2pm. You can also ask for help by completing an online form.
More information about Enfield Stands Together: https://healthwatchenfield.co.uk/information-about-coronavirus/getting-practical-help-locally