Information on coronavirus (COVID-19)


Updated on 19 March 2020

These are unprecedented times and we understand that many of you will be worried about the spread of coronavirus. 

We have a dedicated web page containing the latest health and local advice, which you can visit at www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/coronavirus

We are also providing regular email updates with information and advice about our local response to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes information for residents and business owners.

To receive these updates, please sign up to 'health and wellbeing - coronavirus' at www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/signup

Please be assured we are working closely with Public Health England, the NHS, the police, schools and a wide range of partners to ensure we're doing all we can to stop the spread of the virus and protect residents as much as possible.

We have robust business continuity plans in place to ensure the continued delivery of our critical services.

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Important links

You can also watch a video from Public Health England, on how to wash your hands effectively.  

On Friday 13 March, John Biggs Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “We are working with Public Health England and health colleagues to do everything we can to help stop the virus spreading and make sure that residents across the borough, particularly those most vulnerable, are protected as much as possible. As a local authority, we have robust business continuity plans in place to ensure the continued delivery of our critical services.

“Good hygiene is the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and if you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.”

If you would like to subscribe for health and wellbeing updates from Tower Hamlets Council, you can register to receive them online. Through these emails, Mayor John Biggs is providing regular messages to the community. 

Posted on Friday 14th February 2020