On this page you can find more information about coronavirus in Westminster and how the council is responding. You can also find more guidance in our sections for residents, vulnerable residents and businesses, and on our page about how you can help.
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Public Health England has confirmed a number of cases of Coronavirus in the UK. Find out the latest figures in Westminster.
Currently, the number of confirmed cases does not reflect the likely number of individuals who have contracted coronavirus. This is because community testing is no longer being undertaken.
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.
You can only leave your home:
Continue to stay at home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
If you need medical help not related to coronavirus, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Read more advice about getting medical help at home.
If you're at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, there are extra things you should do to avoid catching it.
You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:
If you're at high risk, you will be contacted by the NHS by Sunday 29 March 2020. Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage – wait to be contacted.
What you need to do:
Anyone can spread the virus.
The London Mayoral and GLA elections have been postponed for one year. For further information, see the following article on the BBC news website.
Many major London events have been cancelled until further notice. Check with event organisers and for further information visit the GLA website.
TfL has announced that it will run a reduced service to enable London's critical workers to make essential journeys. This follows the announcement by the Government to stop non-essential contact as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).
From March 19, up to 40 London Underground stations that do not interchange with other lines started to close until further notice. A full announcement from Tfl lists the impacted stations.
Anyone needing to make essential journeys should check the Tfl website for live travel updates before they travel to see if their station or service is impacted.
Additionally, from this Friday 20 March, there will be no Waterloo and City line, Night Tube or Night Overground services until further notice.
From Monday 23 March, TfL will gradually reduce other services across the TfL network to provide a service for critical workers to get to where they need to. TfL is aiming to run Tube trains every 4 minutes in Zone 1, with the potential to further reduce this further.
Similarly, from next week until further notice, London Overground, TfL Rail, the DLR and London Trams will run fewer services.
Keep up to date with all the latest travel advice from TfL on Twitter.
The Government has now given very clear guidance in relation to social distancing, mass gatherings and non-essential social contact.
In light of this advice, from now until the 30 April, Westminster City Council will not be supporting any event and filming activity within our parks and open spaces, or on the public highway within the City of Westminster.
Given the ongoing uncertainty in relation to Covid-19 these timescales are subject to change. As a result, we are not able to offer or confirm alternative dates at this time.
The council will not be accepting any new event applications until further notice. Please continue to check our city promotion, events and filming page for future updates
Should you wish to discuss this further then please contact your assigned officer or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We understand how disappointing this news will be, but the world is in an unprecedented situation and whilst events and filming are hugely important to the city, public health must be everyone’s top priority.