Novel coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19)

For the latest on Covid-19, including NCL and national guidance, please visit the North Central London coronavirus advice page 

From 18 May 2020: In a change to the recognised Covid-19 symptoms, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop

  • a new continuous cough
  • or fever
  • or a loss of, or change in, the normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).

NCL acute covid-19 service launches

An NCL-wide Acute Covid-19 was launched on 19 October. The service replaces borough-based services. A clinical guide, service summaries, webinar materials and more are available, see the article on the NCL Covid-19 website.

Covid-19 in Islington: Weekly updates from public health

North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group, working in combination with Camden and Islington’s Public Health Intelligence Team, is providing a weekly update on Covid-19 prevalence in Islington. The latest Covid-19 Dashboard and Summary Infographic contain information on:

  • the number of cases, incidence per 100,000 population, deaths and excess deaths
  • testing rates
  • contact tracing via NHS Track and Trace
  • London’s R number and Covid-19 triage data

For further information, see the Covid-19 deaths and cases page on the Islington Council website, or contact the Public Health Intelligence Team

Covid-19 information for parents

Since children returned to school in September, parents have been asking GPs about Covid-19 symptoms and self-isolation, and requesting letters. To support consistency of information and help practices with some of these questions, Covid-19 information for parents and a link to Test and Trace information has been shared with schools by the public health team.More information can be found in the government guidance.

Please contact the Public Health Reactive Team with any public-health related Covid-19 enquiries.

NCL Training Hub autumn series of webinars: CYP and Covid-19

The following webinars about Covid and children and young people (CYP) are being run by the NCL Training Hub during autumn 2020. When resources/recordings become available they will be posted here.