Covid-19 restrictions

A local tier system is now in place to control the spread of Covid-19. London is currently a high alert area – tier 2.

Find out the rules that are now in place.

Remember, advice around Covid-19 can change quickly, so keep up to date with the latest information.


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How you can help

Asthe coronavirus recovery progresses, community support groups and residents across the borough are still coming together to support those individuals who remain vulnerable and still need extra help

Please read on if you want to find out more about how you can help your neighbours and the wider community.

Our role

The council works closely with the voluntary and community sector in Tower Hamlets. Many of these organisations continue to put arrangements in place to support people who need extra help.

To help support this vital work we are letting people know how they can get involved.

How you can volunteer

If you are an individual who would like to volunteer to help those who are older or more vulnerable, or who may be self-isolating, you can offer support through the Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, hundreds of residents have come forward and registered with the Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets. We are extremely grateful to all those residents.

The Volunteer Centre continue to advertise roles and still need the vital help of volunteers. If you are interested in helping, you can sign up on their website.

If you do not want to officially register to volunteer, we would ask residents to safely check in on their neighbours, or friends and family who might need some extra help.

Volunteer safely

Many people are coming together to play their part and help provide essential support to friends, family and vulnerable individuals. Read updated government guidance on how you can help and importantly, how you can do this safely. Always keep up to date with the latest NHS advice.

Support local food banks

Foodbanks continue to be a lifeline for many people and are helping to supply and deliver food to people who can’t get out, either because they are self-isolating or are considered at high risk of coronavirus.

Two local organisations, Bow Food Bank and the First Love Foundation, are asking for donations to help them buy and deliver food to those most in need in Tower Hamlets.

If you would like to and are able to, you can donate to the Bow Food Bank and First Love Foundation online.