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COVID-19 (coronavirus) information

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New rules in response to Omicron variant , this guidance applies to England

Wear a face-covering in shops and on public transport. Face coverings should be worn in communal areas of universities, colleges and schools by staff, visitors and pupils or students in years 7 and above.

If you’re travelling to England from abroad you must take a PCR test before the end of day 2 following your arrival and self-isolate until you get a negative test result, even if you’re fully vaccinated.

If you’re a contact of someone who may have been infected with the Omicron variant, you must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of your age, vaccination status or any negative test results.

Surviving Domestic Abuse: A Healthwatch Camden Report 

Healthwatch Camden held interviews with nine female survivors of domestic abuse and an additional six people completed an anonymous online survey. We believe it is important to listen and learn from their stories so that victims can access help more easily, be better supported, and more people can heal. 

Our report documents the experiences of these 15 survivors and suggests recommendations to systems that support victims. Read here


Online Q&A event on Long COVID

We held an online Q&A session on 30 November 2021 from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm on long COVID. You may watch the recording of the session here - Healthwatch Camden - Long COVID Q&A session on 30 November 2021 - YouTube

“Long COVID” is an informal term that is commonly used to describe signs and symptoms that continue or develop after acute infection of COVID.

Long COVID Survey 

The five Healthwatch across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington are working together to gather insight into your experiences of long COVID to support the development of services and systems that help people to manage their symptoms. 
Take the survey here and share your experience of long COVID. The last date for completing the survey is 10 December 2021.
To know more about long COVID, click here

Information is also available in Easy Read, Bengali, Hindi, Somali and Swahili.

Cancer Awareness

Spotting Cancer early saves lives

Early diagnosis of cancer can lead to treatment that can save lives. Cancer that’s diagnosed at an early stage, before it’s had the chance to spread is more likely to be treated successfully. If cancer has spread, treatment becomes more difficult, and generally, a person’s chances of surviving are much lower. Find out more.


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Healthwatch Camden team members, Shelly Khan, Engagement Lead and Namrata Bansal, Communications Lead participated at the Camden Mela held on 17 October....

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