Hackney part of new pilot to support residents to self-isolate
On Monday 24 May the government announced Hackney as one of nine areas across the country piloting a new scheme to support self isolation for those infected with Covid-19.
The funding provided by the government will help Hackney Council support vulnerable residents to self isolate if they become infected. This includes assistance such as providing alternative accommodation for those in shared or overcrowded accommodation, providing translation services to explain self isolation procedures, and rapid referral for food provision and financial assistance.
Hackney Council will also be providing tailored guides to support self-isolation for specific groups such as the clinically vulnerable, frontline workers, single parent households, student and migrant renters, and multigenerational households.
For some people self-isolation is really challenging, this can be due to their living or working situations. This funding will help us tackle those challenges head on, and help us enable residents to self-isolate if they become infected, helping them to keep their loved ones and the wider community safe from Covid-19.
We welcome this much needed funding to support some of our most vulnerable communities to self isolate if they get infected with Covid-19. Stopping the spread is the key way for us to ensure we can stay on track with the roadmap by preventing onward infection and ensuring potentially more dangerous variants do not take hold in our communities.