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Havering Council creates team to support people who are self-isolating

People who have to self-isolate could be visited twice in ten days 

A new project has been launched to support people who need to self-isolate in Havering. 

Havering Council has recruited and trained staff to work with residents who have tested positive or been exposed to Covid-19. 

The isolation outreach officers’ will visit every positive case in the borough to check how they are coping with isolation. 

They will also ask if the person needs any financial or non-financial support from the council. 

The scheme is aimed at keeping infection rates low in the area. 

Mark Ansell, director of public health, said: “Whilst we continue to see a fall in infection rates, it is vital that anyone told to self-isolate continues to follow that advice so that we can drive out the infection.

“This local approach will allow us to be even more effective, as well as offer support to residents that need it.”

People who are self-isolating could be visited twice within the 10 day isolation period. 

Councillor Damian White, leader of Havering Council, said: “Early identification of transmission is vital to reducing the number of Covid-19 infections

“With this local approach, we can react faster and effectively so we can support our residents, save lives and prevent the spread of the virus.”

More information can be found on the Havering Council website

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